Starlight Racing’s Patsy’s Holiday
angled out for the stretch drive and pushed past Charm City Girl in the final
1/16th of a mile to take the $60,000 Desert Vixen Stakes at Monmouth
Park on Saturday by a half-length.
Trained by Todd Pletcher, Patsy’s Holiday covered the mile and a sixteenth over firm turf
in 1:41 1/5 and paid $8, $4.20 and $3. Charm City
Girl completed the $32.60 exacta and returned $4.40 to place and $3 to
show. It was another two lengths back to
Super Sky, who paid $3.40 to show.
“I had a lot of horse the whole
way,” said winning jockey Pedro Cotto Jr.
“I was just waiting to make my move.
Turning for home I swung her out and she finished up real strong.”
A 3-year-old filly by Harlan’s
Holiday from the Chester House mare Miss Patsy, Patsy’s Holiday
has now won four of her 10 lifetime starts, good for earnings of $116,110.
Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Sunday, July 20 – gates open
11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m.