Tuesday, September 04, 2012
AFLEETING LADY MUCH THE BEST IN MONDAY’S LADY’S SECRET
Oceanport, N.J. – 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.
Trained by 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 show.
Afleeting 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.
Live racing 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.
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