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I'm Already Sexy Tops Rivals In Grade 3 Eatontown Stakes

Posted Saturday, Jun 27, 2015

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Hit the Board Stables’ I’m Already Sexy grabbed the lead at the top of the straight and held off an inside charge by favorite Kenzadargent to capture the $100,000, Grade 3 Eatontown Stakes by a half-length at Monmouth Park on Saturday afternoon.

            I’m Already Sexy gave jockey Paco Lopez his fifth winner on the card when the duo crossed the wire in 1:41 1/5 for a mile and a sixteenth over firm turf.  The winner paid $16.80, $5.60 and $4.20 and topped a $55.60 exacta.  Kenzadargent, the post-time favorite in the field of nine fillies and mares, returned $3.60 and $3.  It was a length and a quarter farther back to Stellar Path, who rallied to pay $3.80 to show.

            “She is a really nice mare,” said winning trainer Wayne Catalano.  “Paco (jockey Lopez) put her in a great position early on and she had a perfect trip.  She likes to sit just off the pace and with age, she has learned to settle.  She always seems to know where the wire is and just continues to battle.”

            A 5-year-old daughter of Ready’s Image from the Trempolino mare Klohho, I’m Already Sexy has now won three graded events and sports a record of 9-2-0 from 23 outings.

            For jockey Lopez, the five-bagger started right from first post, taking the opener aboard first-time starter Awesome Slew ($5.40).  He came back to take the 6th race atop Hop Skip and Away ($6.40), the 8th with Lucky Bella ($12.40) and the 10th with Private Estate ($3.60).

            Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Sunday, June 28, 2015 – gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m.  Sunday marks day two of Monmouth Park’s popular Wine and Chocolate Festival.

 


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