Looking for her first stakes victory, Triple Arch will go
for trainer Marcus Vitali in this Saturday’s Grade 3 Eatontown Stakes. The
Eatontown, which will be contested for the 43rd time, has drawn a field of nine
fillies and mares who will travel a mile and a sixteenth along Monmouth’s turf
Triple Arch has posted four works since
arriving at Monmouth
Park, most recently
breezing 3 furlongs in :36 2/5 on June 2 in preparation for the Eatontown.
her up in May and she’s really liked it here,” said Vitali. “She’s been
A 4-year-old filly by Arch, out of
Ambling, Triple Arch finished third in each of her last two outings, the Grade
3 Galorette Handicap on Pimlico turf on May 17, and then in the slop at Parx on
June 10. Vitali believes that Monmouth’s turf course will suit her well as she
seeks the winner’s share of the $100,000 purse this Saturday.
versatile but her numbers are better on the turf,” Vitali said. “I think this
is a good spot for her. I think it fits her style, the distance is right, and she
should be on go I hope.”
the colors of Crossed Sabres Farm, Triple Arch will face tough competition in
the Eatontown. Among the competitors are graded stakes winner Lady Ten, as well
as the morning line favorite Orion Moon who, at 2-1 will break from post four
just outside Triple Arch.
close to the pace,” said Vitali. “There’s a lot of speed in there, but I think
she’ll be up in there, maybe third or fourth. I like that she’s close to the
post, I think it’s a good spot for her.”
Jockey Orlando Bocachica will be in
the irons aboard Triple Arch in the 11th race on Saturday’s 12-race card.