Landing My Way Prevails in Sunday Feature at Monmouth

Sunday, October 16, 2011

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OCEANPORT, N.J. – Mel Paikoff’s Landing My Way moved to the lead near the 1/8th pole before holding off a resilient My Sunshine Gal to win the $46,000 allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park on Sunday afternoon by a neck. 

            Trained by Eddie Plesa Jr. and ridden by Paco Lopez, Landing My Way paid $9.40, $2.80 and $2.20.  My Sunshine Gal, the 3-5 favorite in the field of five fillies, completed the $20.40 exacta and returned $2.20 and $2.10.  Palooza was another 5 ½ lengths back in third, good for a $3 show mutuel. 

            Sunday’s victory was the first this year and fifth lifetime for Landing My Way, a 4-year-old by Southern Image from the Well Decorated mare Miz Emmalou. 

            Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Friday, October 21 – gates open at 11:30 a.m. with first post set for 12:50 p.m.  All fans this Friday will receive free Grandstand or Clubhouse admission. 

            As always, Monmouth Park is open seven days a week for simulcasting from across the country and around the globe.