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Geeky Gorgeous Looks to Keep Streak Alive in Blue Sparkler

Posted Thursday, Jun 20, 2013

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The $60,000 Blue Sparkler Stakes for fillies and mares will take place at Monmouth Park this Saturday, where Geeky Gorgeous will look to continue an impressive streak for trainer Daniel J. Lopez. Since beginning her career in 2011 Geeky Gorgeous has won five of 11 races, and has never finished worse than third in any of those events. She looks to improve off of her last race in the Open Mind Handicap (June 2), where she finished second by ¾ of a length going six furlongs at Monmouth.

            “She should go forward after her last race,” said Lopez, who also owns the filly. “She’s a real hard knockin’ mare and she’ll improve this weekend.”

            A 4-year-old filly by Devil His Due out of Thatholeinmypocket, Geeky Gorgeous has accumulated $193,940 in lifetime earnings, and since Lopez trains Geeky Gorgeous exclusively in the summer, that number is identical to her earnings at Monmouth Park.

            Geeky Gorgeous, who has won two of her last three, will travel six furlongs over Monmouth’s main track Saturday and will break from the two hole in a race that Lopez believes will have a hot pace.

            “There’s a lot of speed in here,” Lopez said, “but she fits right in with this group. She’ll run her race Saturday. We just hope we finish better than third. Have to keep the streak going.”

            Leading jockey Elvis Trujillo gets the mount on Geeky Gorgeous in Saturday’s Blue Sparkler.


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