Oceanport, N.J. – Carl Moore
Management’s Chamberlain Bridge drew off
down the lane to post a 2 ½ length victory in the $60,000 My Frenchman
Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday.
Ridden by Paco Lopez, the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint
winner covered the about 5 ½ furlong distance over firm turf in 1:01 4/5 and
returned $4.40, $3 and $2.60 as the 6-5 favorite in the field of nine. Ju Jitsu
Jax completed the $36.60 exacta and paid $7 to place and $4 to show. It was another half-length back to Just
Chillin Boss, who paid $4.20 to show.
“I just let him break and got him in the clear,” said
Lopez. “I kept him off the speed early and when we hit the quarter pole he took
off for me. He could have taken over whenever he wanted. He was very impressive.”
The win was the first in two starts this year for Chamberlain Bridge and the 19th in 44
career races. The winner’s share of the purse boosted the bankroll for the
8-year-old son of War Chant out of the Trempolino mare She’s Got Class to
“I thought he ran great,” said winning trainer Bret
Calhoun. “That’s the kind of race we needed. He got a good trip. He left there
good and got into good position early. He really likes to do most of his
running turning for home. He was clear when he turned for home and just
accelerated and won pretty easy.”
Live racing continues at Monmouth Park
on Sunday, August 5- gates open at 11:30 am and first post is 12:45 pm. A Pick 5 carryover of more than $30,000 will
await horseplayers beginning in Sunday’s sixth race.