Friday, June 18, 2010
BELMONT PARK NOTES: Friday, June 18, 2010
OCEANPORT, N.J. * Eric Fein’s C C’s Pal, dropping back from graded stakes into allowance company for the first time since January, gained command at the top of the stretch and drew off to score by a length and a half in Monmouth’s $82,000 feature race on Friday.
The winner, trained by Derek Ryan and ridden by Eibar Coa, raced the mile and a sixteenth in 1:46 4/5 over a fast main track and paid $8.20, $4.60 and $3.80 across the board as second choice in the field of seven fillies and mares.
This was the first win of the year in six starts for C C’s Pal, a 3-year-old daughter of Alex’s Pal who was coming off a sixth place finish in the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes on May 14. Before that, the bay filly had run second in the Grade 3 Florida Oaks in March and third in the Grade 3 Comely Stakes in April.
East to Eden took command out of the gate, closely followed by Debonair Darling and C C’s Pal. The winner moved into second on the turn, then overtook East to Eden in the stretch, and maintained a comfortable margin to the wire. Debonair Darling was able to get second from East to Eden.
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