Dancing Solo Waltzes Home in $100,000 Boiling Springs; Zultanite 2nd, Favorite Somali Lemonade 3rd in Grade 3

Saturday, June 23, 2012

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Oceanport, N.J. – Twin Creeks Racing Stables LLC’s Dancing Solo sat off the speed of Cheimon, before powering past that rival and holding off all challengers to win the $100,000 Grade 3 Boiling Springs Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday afternoon by a length and a half. 

Trained by Todd Pletcher, Dancing Solo covered the mile and a sixteenth over firm turf in 1:41.99 and paid $5.60, $3.20 and $2.60 across the board.  Zultanite completed the $20.20 exacta and returned $4 to place and $2.60 to show.  It was another half-length back to post-time favorite Somali Lemonade, who paid $2.60 to show. 

“The plan was to be a little closer to the pace today since there wasn’t much speed in the race,” said winning jockey Joe Bravo, after piloting his fourth winner on the card.  “She settled exactly where I wanted to be and in the stretch she was very powerful.” 

Dancing Solo, a 3-year-old filly by Giant’s Causeway from the Kingmambo mare Dancing Alone, captured the Little Silver Stakes here on May 27, the Monmouth Park prep for the Boiling Springs.  The Kentucky-bred has now won three of 10 starts, earning $163,105 in her career. 

Earlier on the card, Bravo booted home Rogue ($12) in the fourth race, Keep the Canoli ($6.60) in the fifth and Not a Give ($5.40) in the 10th. 

Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Sunday, June 24 – gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:45 p.m.