Laurie Plesa’s Flay Mignon took the lead right from the start
and was pressed early by M S C Jet before putting away that foe and all
rest to take the $60,000 Jersey Juvenile Stakes by 5 ¾ lengths at
Monmouth Park on Saturday.
Ridden by Paco Lopez, Flay Mignon stepped the six
furlongs over a fast main track in 1:11 flat and paid $3.40, $2.10 and
$2.10 as the odds-on choice in the
field of five New Jersey-breds. Charleymillionaire rallied to complete
the $8.60 exacta and paid $3.20 and $2.20. It was another 8 ¾ lengths
back to She’s Hot Wired, who paid $2.20 to show.
“I’m just glad to be here in
and to have a nice horse like this,” said winning trainer Eddie Plesa
Jr. “She’s one of the nicest 2-year-olds in the barn. She’s shown how
good she is and that she can run on anything.”
A 2-year-old filly by Yesbyjimminy from the
Forest Retreat, Flay Mignon has won three of her four starts, earning $112,400 for her connections.