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Crimson China, Dabnabit Win at Monmouth

Team Valor International’s Crimson China sat patiently off fast fractions before rallying in the lane to post a length victory in the $70,000 Lamplighter Stakes as G.J. Stable’s Dabnabit took control out of the gate and never looked back to win the $65,000 John J. Reilly Handicap on Saturday at Monmouth Park.

 

Trained by H. Graham Motion, Crimson China covered the mile and a sixteenth over firm turf in 1:40 3/5 and returned $3, $2.10 and $2.10 as the solid choice in the field of five 3-year-old colts and geldings.  Beachcombing completed the $5 exacta and paid $2.40 to place and $2.10 to show.  It was another length and a half back to J Isle, good for a $3.40 show mutuel.

 

“The plan was to break well and sit a little closer to the speed than we were,” said winning rider Alan Garcia, “but the two frontrunners were going really fast in the first part of the race.  I tapped him with the whip a couple of times before we got to the stretch and he took off.  I mostly just hand rode him in the stretch.”

 

A son of Giant’s Causeway from the Mr. Greeley mare Parisian Affair, Crimson China entered the Lamplighter off a fifth-place finish to Santiva in the Grade 1 Bluegrass Stakes.  Saturday’s win moved the colt’s record to 3-2-0 from six starts, good for earnings of $112,538.

 

In the Reilly, Dabnabit and jockey Pablo Fragoso went the six furlongs over the fast main track in 1:11 1/5 and paid $34.80, $13.60 and $9.60 across the board.  It was a length and three-quarters back to the 5-2 favorite Gunfighter, who paid $4.40 and $3.40.  The exacta returned $152.80.  Hop Skip and Away, who finished another length and a half back, rallied to pay $9.80 to show.  Crowd favorite Joey P. was near the pacesetter early, but faded to finish last of the 11 runners in the New Jersey-bred restricted race.

 

“I told Pablo [jockey Fragoso] this horse needs to be on the lead,” said winning trainer Luis Carvajal Jr.  “Once he got to the front, I thought he had a good shot from there.”

 

A 6-year-old by Intidab from the Roman Reasoning mare Signa, Dabnabit boosted his lifetime bankroll to $230,221 after taking his fourth win in 25 starts.

 

Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Sunday, May 29.  In addition, the track will host a special Memorial Day card on Monday, May 30.  Gates open at 11:30 a.m. both days, with first post set for 12:50 p.m.

 

 

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