Just For Fun Stable’s Street Gem took command down the
backstretch and drew clear late in the lane to capture the $60,000
at Monmouth Park on Sunday by a length and a quarter.
Trained by Kathleen O’Connell, Street Gem stepped
the mile over firm turf in 1:43 1/5 and returned $12.40, $5.40 and
$4.40. Coarsegold rallied to complete
the $55.80 exacta and paid $5.20 to place and $3.60 to show.
Alydorable was placed third after Cat’s
Holiday was disqualified for interference with that rival in the stretch. Alydorable returned $4.40 to show.
“My plan was to lay second or third,” said winning
jockey Daniel Coa. “I wanted to be closer to the pace than last time.
She was nice and relaxed all around
there today and was just cruising. She did it pretty easily.”
A 3-year-old filly by Street Boss from the Lemon
Drop Kid mare Nesselrode, Street Gem has won four of her nine lifetime
starts and has earned $82,940.