Bolton, Lipman & Notrona Racing’s Majestic River
sat just off the leader and cruised to the front around the far turn en route
to a two-length win in Saturday’s $75,000 Lighthouse Stakes.
Todd Pletcher, Majestic River sat second behind fractions of :23 3/5 and :47
set by longshot Brenda’s Way before overtaking that rival on the far turn and
pulling clear beneath a confident Eddie Castro.
The 2-1 second choice in the field of seven fillies and mares, Majestic River returned $6.60, $4 and $3.20 in
taking her first career stakes. It was
two lengths back to South Andros ($3.80, $3) who
rallied to complete a $22.40 exacta.
Made Up finished another 2 ½ lengths back in third and returned $4.20. The final time for the mile and a sixteenth
over a fast main track was 1:45 3/5.
we’d be able to sit just off the pace and that’s what happened,” Castro said. “She felt strong the whole way so I was very
confident. Around the turn I moved for
the lead and she did the rest.”
4-year-old filly by A.P. Indy out of the Alphabet Soup mare Tempus Fugit, Majestic River improved her career record to
4-1-0 from seven starts. Now a perfect
two-for-two at Monmouth Park, Majestic
River increased her
career earnings to $133,138.