Oceanport, N.J. – Brinker Hill Farm’s Millenia came from off
the pace, assumed command inside the eighth pole and then drew off through the
lane to win the $46,000 allowance optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park on
Friday afternoon by 3 ¾ lengths.
David Fawkes, Millenia covered 1 1/16 miles over a firm turf course in 1:41 3/5
and returned $11.60, $5.60 and $3.40. Crying Lightening had to settle for
second, completing the $59.20 exacta and paying $5.80 to place and $3.40 to show.
It was another length back to 8-5 favorite Salary Drive, who paid $2.60 to show.
behind the speed and waited until I felt the others coming behind me,” said
winning jockey Joe Rocco, Jr. “When I asked her, she really responded and she
had plenty left at the wire.”
win was the fourth in 24 career starts and the third in 14 outings over the
turf for Millenia, a 5-year-old daughter of Milwaukee Brew and the Regal Classic
continues at Monmouth
Park on Saturday, July 14
– gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:45 p.m.