– M. Lauffer and W.D. Cubbedge’s Afleeting Lady took command around the far
turn before opening up in the lane and posting a 4 ½-length victory in the
$75,000 Lady’s Secret Stakes at Monmouth
Park on Monday.
Dale Romans, Afleeting Lady covered the mile and a sixteenth in 1:43 4/5
returning $6, $3.80 and $2.60. Daddy’s
Honor completed the $35.80 exacta and paid $8 and $4. It was another half-length back to Successful
Song, the favorite in the field of seven 3-year-old fillies, who paid $2.40 to
(trainer Romans) told me that she was a slow breaker and to make sure she ran
away from there,” said winning jockey Chris DeCarlo. “We were able to get out of the gate well and
then when we hit the first turn she was a little rank and I worried it would
take away some of her run. She doesn’t
have a big turn of foot, but she does have a big, long stride.”
Lady is a 5-year-old by Afleet Alex from the Unbridled mare Oatsee, making her
a half-sister to 2011 Preakness winner and Haskell runner-up Shackleford. Afleeting Lady now sports a record of 5-4-2
from 18 career starts, good for earning of $284,822.
continues at Monmouth
Park on Saturday, Sept. 8
– gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:45 p.m.
As always the racetrack is open seven days a week for simulcasting from
across the country and around the globe.