– Gary and Mary West’s Chance Encounter made a three wide move to the lead
around the far turn before drawing off late in the lane to capture the $42,000
allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park
on Thursday by three lengths.
Paco Lopez, Chance Encounter covered the six furlongs over a fast main track in
1:11 1/5 and returned $5.40, $2.60 and $2.60 as the 8-5 favorite in the field
of seven fillies. Angel Dreams completed
the $28 exacta and paid $5.60 and $3.40.
It was another length and a quarter back to pacesetter Red Over Blue,
who returned $2.80 to show.
“She had a
great trip,” said winning trainer Bret Calhoun.
“We got the trip we thought we’d get other than the horse being to her
outside (Greatful Heir). I think she’s
still learning. She’s got some heart and
she’s got some talent.”
win was the second in a row for Chance Encounter, who broke her maiden here on
July 21. The homebred daughter of Mass
Media from the Dixie Union mare Metro Girl sports a record of 2-0-2 from five
continues at Monmouth
Park on Friday, Aug. 24 –
gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:45 p.m.