Naveed Chowhan’s Seaneen Girl took command around the far
turn and opened up a daylight lead in the stretch to capture the Grade 3,
$100,000 Monmouth Oaks on Saturday by an impressive six lengths.
Paco Lopez, Seaneen Girl covered the mile and a sixteenth over a fast main
track in 1:44 and paid $4.80, $3 and $2.40 as the 7-5 favorite in the field of
eight 3-year-old fillies. Mr Hall’s Opus
rallied to complete the $66.40 exacta and returned $12.60 and $6.60. It was another neck back to Lucky Rag Doll,
who paid $2.60 to show.
Churchill on Thursday night and had a 15 hour van ride,” said winning trainer
Bernie Flint. “She basically did that
right off the van. That was a real
impressive race from her. She’s such a
nice filly. The Breeders’ Cup down the
road is always something you look at, but for now we’ll just see how she comes
out of this one.”
of Spring At Last from the Afternoon Deelites mare Afternoon Krystal, Seaneen
Girl has won three of her 13 lifetime starts, good for earnings of $343,636.
Monmouth Oaks, which dates back to 1871, is the oldest Oaks contested in North America.
continues at Monmouth
Park on Sunday, August 11
– gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m.