Appealing Maggie Much The Best In Miss Woodford Stakes

Sunday, July 17, 2016

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            Oceanport, N.J. – Black Swan Stable’s Appealing Maggie dueled early with Brandy’s Girl before putting away that foe and all the rest to score an impressive 3 ¾-length win in the $75,000 Miss Woodford Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday.

            Trained by Mike Hushion, Appealing Maggie went the six furlongs over a fast main track in 1:09 1/5 and paid $5.40, $3.80 and $2.80 as the favorite in the field of seven 3-year-old fillies.  Giddy Up completed the $117.40 exacta and returned $15 and $7.60.  It was another length back to Bodacious Babe, who paid $3.40 to show.

            “She broke well,” said winning jockey Chris DeCarlo.  “I was able to get in a good early position.  She is just naturally fast when I watched the replays. I just let her do the running and I was a passenger.  I knew we were going really quick, but she never really came off the bridle, so I was pretty comfortable once we hit the eighth pole.”

            A daughter of Successful Appeal from the Tale of the Cat mare Belgian Chocolate, Appealing Maggie has now won three of her five lifetime starts with earnings just north of $150,000.

            Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Friday, July 22 – gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m.