Allaboutcaroline Takes Friday Feature At Monmouth

Friday, June 27, 2014

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Team Valor International’s Allaboutcaroline battled three-wide around the turn before taking command at the top of the straight and holding off all challengers to capture the $42,000 allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park on Friday by a length.

            Trained by Richard Mettee, Allaboutcaroline went the five furlongs over firm turf in :55 4/5 and returned $4.40, $2.80 and $2.60 as the second choice in the field of five fillies and mares.  Previous Honor rallied to complete the $33.20 exacta and paid $7.60 and $4.60.  It was another length back to Danalake, who paid $4.40 to show.  Perfect Package, the post-time favorite who battled with the early leaders, finished fourth.

            “She came out of the gate exactly like I thought she would,” said winning jockey Alex Cintron.  “We knew we had the one horse (Perfect Package) to beat.  She really improved a lot today from her last race.  She’s a very nice filly.”

            A 4-year-old daughter of Value Plus from the Gold Alert mare Goldleafed Mirror, Allaboutcaroline has won three of her nine lifetime starts.

            Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Saturday, June 28 – gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m.