Thursday, July 24, 2008
TALKIN ABOUT LOVE, 2-5, WINS FEATURE AT MONMOUTH
OCEANPORT, N.J. * Talkin About Love made a big run down the backstretch, gained command at the quarter-pole and went on to a four-length victory as the 2-5 favorite in the $45,000 allowance feature at Monmouth Park on Wednesday.
It was the first victory for Talkin About Love since she took the Grade 3 Monmouth Breeders’ Cup Oaks here last August.
Talkin About Love, who has now won seven of 12 career starts at Monmouth, was coming off a second-place finish in the Spruce Fir Handicap. Her last victory came in the Oaks last Aug. 12, when she became the first New Jersey-bred filly to win the prestigious event.
Elliott kept her well off the pace early today, and then asked Talkin About Love for some speed on the backstretch. The filly responded with a big move that carried her to the lead midway around the turn. She increased her advantage in the stretch and was under a hand ride to the wire.
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