Shining Image, who finished second by a head, was placed first in the Miss Woodford Stakes after Peisinoe, who crossed the wire first, was disqualified for coming out on her rival in the stretch.
Hystericalady broke sharply, before sitting second behind the pacesetter Rolling Sea. She powered past that foe nearing the quarter pole before drawing off easily through the stretch. She won last year’s Molly Pitcher by 6 ¼ lengths.
“We’ll probably go to the Lady’s Secret Stakes at Santa Anita (Sept. 27), or we may skip it and go right to the Breeders’ Cup (Oct. 24). The Breeders’ Cup is the goal.”
Winning rider Robby Albarado said, “I just tried to keep her out of trouble. I was just a passenger today. I can’t take credit for this one.”
Hystericalady returned $2.20, $2.10 and $2.10 as the 1-9 favorite in the Molly Pitcher. She topped an $11.20 exacta. Rolling Sea, the early pacesetter, held second and paid $5.60 and $2.80. Lexi Star, runner-up in last year’s Molly Pitcher, had to settle for third this year, another length and a quarter back in third. She paid $2.20 to show.
Sunday’s win was the 11th in 21 starts for Hystericalady, who has now earned $2,290,556.
Shining Image, trained by John Terranova II, returned $8.80, $4.60 and $3.60 and topped a $36 exacta in winning the Miss Woodford. Peisinoe, who set all the pace, returned $3.80 and $3.40. Spritely, the post-time favorite was 2 ¾ lengths back in third, good for a $3.20 show mutuel. The time for the race was 1:09 4/5 for six furlongs over the main track.
“That other horse (Peisinoe) came out and hit me pretty hard,” said Daniel Centeno, who rode Shining Image. “My filly was gaining and gaining on her and she just came right out and hit us really hard. It made the difference.”
The Miss Woodford win was the second in five starts for Shining Image, a 3-year-old by Northern Afleet from the Florida Sunshine mare Solar Mist. She has now earned $93,800 for owner Sovereign Stable.
In the day’s 7th race, trainer Eddie Broome achieved a career milestone, winning his 1,000th race when Tastefully Smart led wire-to-wire to captured the $41,000 allowance/optional claiming event.
Born in Berlin, N.J. the 56-year-old resident of Erial, N.J. had captured his 999th victory just one day prior when Lucky James was a victor on Monmouth Park’s Saturday card.
Live racing returns to Monmouth Park on Wednesday, Aug. 27 * first post 12:50 p.m. The 2008 season runs through Sunday, Sept. 28.