Laurie Plesa’s Flay Mignon battled early with Jonesin for
Jerry before putting away that rival and all the rest to capture the $60,000
Colleen Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday by nearly two lengths.
Paco Lopez, Flay Mignon covered the five furlongs over firm turf in :56 3/5 and
paid $3, $2.40 and $2.10 as one-half of the odds-on entry with Pray a
Novena. Pure Lady Like rallied to
complete the $88.60 exacta and returned $22 and $10.80. It was another length back to Aibhilin, who
paid $3.40 to show.
“I was a
little concerned about the turf because of her breeding, but she really
impressed me today,” said winning trainer Eddie Plesa Jr., who conditions Flay
Mignon for his wife. “I think she could
be one of the best fillies we have in the barn.
The Sorority Stakes (here on Sept. 1) will be next. Provided her and Pray a Novena both come out
of this the way I hope they do, they’ll both go next in the Sorority.”
Jersey-bred 2-year-old by Yesbyjimminy from the Forest Camp
Retreat, Flay Mignon is now a perfect two-for-two. She’s earned $60,000 for her owner, who also
bred the filly.
continues at Monmouth
Park on Friday, August 16
– gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m.
As always the racetrack is open seven days a week for simulcasting from
across the country and around the globe.