Oceanport, N.J. – Vizzoni and
Thompson’s Charmingmegan captured the lead turning for home and opened up to a
comfortable four-length victory in the $46,000 allowance/optional claiming
feature at Monmouth
Park on Monday.
Trained by Glenn Thompson and ridden by Paco Lopez,
Charmingmegan covered the mile and 70 yards over a fast main track in 1:43 flat
and returned $6, $4.20 and $2.80 as the second choice in the field of seven New
Jersey-bred fillies and mares. My Lil’
Red Rodeo, who set most of the pace, held for second, paying $12.60 and $8.20
and completing the $93.60 exacta. It was
another 3 ¾ lengths back to First Acquittal, who paid $4 to show.
Monday’s victory was the first this year and fourth
lifetime for Charmingmegan, a 4-year-old by Dance With Ravens from the
Citidancer mare Citiciti Bang Bang.
Live racing continues at Monmouth Park
on Friday, October 14 – gates open at 11:30 a.m. with first post set for 12:50
p.m. All patrons will receive free
Grandstand or Clubhouse admission to the park this Friday.
As always, the racetrack is open seven days a week for
simulcasting from across the country and around the globe.