Trained by Eddie Plesa Jr., Perpetual Novena
stepped the 4 ½ furlongs over a fast main track in :53 1/5 and paid $9.40,
$3.80, $3.20. Presto Magic completed the $22.60 exacta and paid $2.60, $2.60.
It was another three-quarters of a length back to Bustin Out, who paid $5 to
“She seemed like a really smart filly,” said
winning rider Paco Lopez, after piloting his second winner of the day. “I
waited with her until the top of the stretch and then just let her
A daughter of Majestic Warrior from the
Omega Code mare Viola Blew By, Perpetual Novena earned $24,000 for her
connections in winning her debut.
Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Saturday, June 7 – gates open
11:00 a.m., first live post at 12:50 p.m. In addition, Monmouth will beam-in
all the simulcast action from Belmont Park and California Chrome’s shot at the
Triple Crown. First post at Belmont is 11:35