Oceanport, N.J. – Susan
Cooney’s homebred Embarr came flying through the lane to run down the leader
and capture the $46,000 allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park on
Also trained by Cooney, Embarr covered the 1 1/16 miles
over firm turf in 1:42 1/5 and paid $7.80, $4.80 and $3. It was three-quarters
of a length back to Sleepless Dixie, who completed the $116.20 exacta and paid
$15.20 and $6.20. It was another 2 ½ lengths
back to Cougar at Heart, who paid $2.80 to show.
“She’s very game. Susan always has her on her toes and
luckily I had enough horse to get her (Sleepless Dixie) before the wire,” said
winning jockey Forest Boyce. “She’s a very honest filly. She’ll lay close or
sit far back. She does whatever you ask her to.”
A 4-year-old filly by Royal Academy
from the The Deep mare In Too Deep, Embarr scored for the third consecutive time
and the sixth in 12 lifetime starts by taking the Thursday feature.
Live racing continues at Monmouth Park
on Friday, Aug. 17 – gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:45 p.m.