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Geeky GorgeousPicture Perfect in Regret Stakes

Posted Saturday, Jul 26, 2014

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Danny Lopez’s Geeky Gorgeous set a pressured early pace before kicking clear of Salamera and all the rest to win the $75,000 Regret Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday by 4 ½ lengths. 

With Angel Serpa along for the ride, Geeky Gorgeous covered the six furlongs over a fast main track in 1:09 3/5 and returned $3 and $2.10 with no show wagering in the field reduced by scratches to four runners.  Salamera completed the $4.80 exacta and paid $2.10 to place.  Ms. Cruisen’ checked in third with Who Needs rounding out the field. 

“The one (Salamera) got off a little slow, and that made it easy for my horse,” said Lopez, who also conditions Geeky Gorgeous.  “She just galloped around there.  At the 3/8ths pole when she went by the one horse I knew it was all over from there.” 

A 5-year-old New Jersey-bred mare by Devil His Due from the Pure Prize mare Thatholeinmypocket, Geeky Gorgeous has won nine of her 18 lifetime outings.  The homebred has now banked $343,440 for her owner. 

Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Sunday, July 27 – William Hill Haskell Day.  Gates will open early at 10 a.m. with first post slated for 12 noon.  The 47th renewal of the Haskell will go as the 12th of 14 races on the card. 

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