Oceanport, N.J. – Twin
Creeks Racing Stables LLC’s Dancing Solo sat off the speed of Cheimon, before
powering past that rival and holding off all challengers to win the $100,000
Grade 3 Boiling Springs Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday afternoon by a
length and a half.
Trained by Todd Pletcher,
Dancing Solo covered the mile and a sixteenth over firm turf in 1:41.99 and paid
$5.60, $3.20 and $2.60 across the board. Zultanite completed the $20.20 exacta
and returned $4 to place and $2.60 to show. It was another half-length back to
post-time favorite Somali Lemonade, who paid $2.60 to
“The plan was to be a
little closer to the pace today since there wasn’t much speed in the race,” said
winning jockey Joe Bravo, after piloting his fourth winner on the card. “She
settled exactly where I wanted to be and in the stretch she was very
Dancing Solo, a 3-year-old
filly by Giant’s Causeway from the Kingmambo mare Dancing Alone, captured the
Little Silver Stakes here on May 27, the Monmouth Park prep for the Boiling Springs. The
Kentucky-bred has now won three of 10 starts, earning $163,105 in her
Earlier on the card, Bravo
booted home Rogue ($12) in the fourth race, Keep the Canoli ($6.60) in the fifth
and Not a Give ($5.40) in the 10th.
Live racing continues at
Park on Sunday, June 24 –
gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:45 p.m.