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Embarr Determined Winner of Thursday Feature

Thursday, August 16, 2012

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Oceanport, N.J. – Susan Cooney’s homebred Embarr came flying through the lane to run down the leader and capture the $46,000 allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park on Thursday afternoon. 

            Also trained by Cooney, Embarr covered the 1 1/16 miles over firm turf in 1:42 1/5 and paid $7.80, $4.80 and $3. It was three-quarters of a length back to Sleepless Dixie, who completed the $116.20 exacta and paid $15.20 and $6.20.  It was another 2 ½ lengths back to Cougar at Heart, who paid $2.80 to show. 

            “She’s very game. Susan always has her on her toes and luckily I had enough horse to get her (Sleepless Dixie) before the wire,” said winning jockey Forest Boyce. “She’s a very honest filly. She’ll lay close or sit far back. She does whatever you ask her to.” 

            A 4-year-old filly by Royal Academy from the The Deep mare In Too Deep, Embarr scored for the third consecutive time and the sixth in 12 lifetime starts by taking the Thursday feature. 

            Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Friday, Aug. 17 – gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:45 p.m.  


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