Monmouth will offer two
stakes on Sunday’s 12-race card, with the $70,000 Desert Vixen for 3-year-old
fillies going as the 10th race, and the $70,000 Tyro for 2-year-olds
set as the fifth event.
My Sunshine Gal, owned by The
Parting Glass Stable, tops the field of nine for the Desert Vixen at a mile and
a sixteenth on the turf. The West Acre filly
made her Monmouth debut in the Grade 3 Boiling Springs Stakes here on June 25
and rallied in the stretch to get second in her first graded stakes try.
Derek Ryan trains My Sunshine
Gal, who starts from Post 4 with Joe Bravo aboard for the first time. Ryan will
also send out Liam Benson’s Glore Racer, who won a claiming race on the
Monmouth turf last out.
The five and a half-furlong
Tyro, a prep for the $150,000 Sapling Stakes (G3) on Sept. 3, drew a field of
seven, topped by Joseph Strazzanti’s Team Six.
The colt, a son of 2004
Haskell Invitational winner Lion Heart, has raced just twice, and turned in two
He broke his maiden here at
first asking for trainer Mark Shuman, scoring by five lengths on June 18, and
then ran a sharp race to finish second in the Grade 2 Futurity Stakes at
Belmont on July 3. Angel Serpa, who was aboard in his maiden win, gets the call
ALICE CARTWRIGHT EXPECTED TO RESUME
RIDING NEXT WEEKEND
Apprentice rider Alice
Cartwright, injured in a spill before the fourth race last Saturday, is
expected to be back riding on July 29, her agent, Joe Orseno Jr., said Friday.
Cartwright suffered a
laceration of the right hand in the mishap, but tests showed no fractures of
the hand, and only limited soft tissue injury.
Orseno said she will take
this week off and resume riding next weekend.