Trained by Dale Capuano, Carole’s Love covered five furlongs over a firm turf course in :55 1/5 and returned $4.80, $2.60 and $2.10. The fast-closing Sounds of the City had to settle for second, completing the $14.60 exacta and paying $2.80 to place and $2.40 to show. It was another length and a half back to Must Be Love, who paid $3 to show.
Friday’s win was the third in 10 career starts and the second in four outings this season for Carole’s Love, a 4-year-old daughter of Not For Love and the Lucky Lionel mare Crafty Brat.
Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Saturday, July 7 with the Grade 1 $500,000 United Nations Stakes and the Grade 2 $200,000 Monmouth Cup on the card– gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:45 p.m.