OCEANPORT, N.J. * Brazil Stable’s Arch Nemesis got up in the final stride to capture Wednesday’s $45,000 allowance feature at Monmouth Park in record time.
The 4-year-old daughter of Arch, trained by Angel Penna Jr. and ridden by Eddie Castro, stopped the timer in 1:46.72 for the mile and an eighth over the firm turf course, beating the old mark by nearly three full seconds. The previous record for the distance, starting from the infield chute with the portable rail set out 36 feet, was 1:49.60, set by Greenery on June 14 last year.
Arch Nemesis tracked the pacesetters until midstretch when she launched her rally on the inside. Jade Queen was the clear leader with just 100 yards to go, but the winner put on a burst of speed that carried her to victory.
This was the first win of the year for Arch Nemesis, who was making her Monmouth debut.