Stable LLC’s Rose Brier pushed past pacesetter Short Shrift in deep
stretch to post a neck victory in the $44,000 allowance/optional
claiming feature at Monmouth Park on Friday afternoon as no lone ticket walked way with the Jersey Shore Six, which now sports a carryover of $74,299.80 for Saturday’s card.
Photo: Eclipse Sportswire
Trained by Jane Cibelli, Rose Brier stepped the mile and a sixteenth over firm turf in 1:40 4/5 and returned $5, $3 and $2.80 as the favorite in the field
of eight colts and geldings. Short Shrift completed the $18.60 exacta and paid $3.40 and $3. It was another head back to
Saint Pierre, who rallied to pay $4.20 to show.
“I broke good,” said winning jockey Trevor McCarthy. “I was hoping we
would get a great trip and he tucked in behind the speed and waited. It
was a pocket
trip the whole way around. When I angled him out he dug in. He’s very
game, this horse.”
A 5-year-old gelding by Mizzen Mast from the El Gran Senor mare
Mexicali Rose, Rose Brier has won seven of 18 lifetime starts.
Live racing continues at
Park on Saturday, Aug. 2 – gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m. The Jersey Shore Six will be on races seven through 12.