Photo Call Picture Perfect In Violet Stakes Score; Jersey Shore 6 Carryover of $96,789 On Sunday

Saturday, August 29, 2015

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Mrs. P. K. Cooper’s Photo Call moved to the lead around the far turn and held off a late charge by Cushion to post a nearly one length score in the $100,000, Grade 3 Violet Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday afternoon.

            Trained by H. Graham Motion, Photo Call stepped the mile and an eighth over firm turf in 1:47 4/5 and paid $6, $3.40 and $2.20.  Cushion completed the $22.20 exacta and paid $3.80 and $2.40.  It was another two and a quarter lengths back to Granny Mc’s Kitten, who paid $2.20 to show as the favorite in the field of five fillies and mares.

            “The plan was to keep her covered up and relaxed as long as possible and that’s what I was able to do,” said winning jockey Trevor McCarthy.  “Around the far turn, I had to swing her out and she really ran on after that.”

            An Irish-bred filly by Galileo from the Rock of Gibraltar mare Theann, the 4-year-old Photo Call has won three of her 12 outings.

On Saturday, no lone ticket had all six winners in Monmouth Park’s Jersey Shore 6, creating a carryover of $96,789.62 for this Sunday’s card.

            The Jersey Shore 6, which is offered daily on Monmouth’s final six races, is a 20-cent wager with a takeout rate of 20%.

            On Saturday, all six winners paid $2,928.48 to multiple winners.

Monmouth gates open on Sunday at 11:30 am, with first post set for 12:50 pm.  The Jersey Shore 6 gets underway in the sixth race, approximate post time 3:18 p.m.