OCEANPORT, N.J. –
Mel Paikoff’s Landing My Way moved to the lead near the 1/8th pole
before holding off a resilient My Sunshine Gal to win the $46,000
allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park on Sunday afternoon by a
Trained by Eddie Plesa Jr. and
ridden by Paco Lopez, Landing My Way paid $9.40, $2.80 and $2.20. My Sunshine Gal, the 3-5 favorite in the
field of five fillies, completed the $20.40 exacta and returned $2.20 and $2.10. Palooza was another 5 ½ lengths back in
third, good for a $3 show mutuel.
Sunday’s victory was the first this
year and fifth lifetime for Landing My Way, a 4-year-old by Southern Image from
the Well Decorated mare Miz Emmalou.
Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Friday, October 21 – gates open
at 11:30 a.m. with first post set for 12:50 p.m. All fans this Friday will receive free
Grandstand or Clubhouse admission.
As always, Monmouth Park
is open seven days a week for simulcasting from across the country and around