Oceanport, N.J. – Red Oak Stable’s Feel That Fire grabbed
the early lead and held off the late charge of D’wild Ride to capture the
$75,000 Blue Sparkler Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday before a crowd of
Jose Valdivia Jr., Feel That Fire covered the six furlongs over a fast main
track in 1:09 1/5 and paid $6.40, $4 and $3 as the favorite in the field of
seven fillies and mares. D’wild Ride,
who finished three quarters of a length back in second, completed the $26.60
exacta and returned $4.20 and $3. It was
another 3 ¾ lengths back to Bronx City Girl, who paid $2.60 to show.
a super performance,” said winning trainer Gregg Sacco. “Her last was a good race that set her up
perfectly for this. She’s a lightly
raced filly and we’ve targeted the races this summer. The Regret (July 31) on Haskell Day will be
her next start.”
Sparkler victory was the third win in seven starts for Feel That Fire, a 4-year-old
by Lightnin N Thunder from the French Deputy mare Ubetwereven. She has earned $146,080 for her connections.
racing continues at Monmouth on Friday July 1 for a four day holiday
weekend. A special Fourth of July card
will be offered on Monday. As always the
racetrack is open seven days a week for simulcasting from across the country
and around the globe.