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.
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.
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.”
daughter of Value Plus from the Gold Alert mare Goldleafed Mirror,
Allaboutcaroline has won three of her nine lifetime starts.
continues at Monmouth
Park on Saturday, June 28
– gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m.