Richard Santulli’s Tannery sat just off the slow fractions
of Lonesome Town before moving for the lead around the far turn and holding off
the late charge of Overheard to capture the $75,000 Miss Liberty Stakes at
Monmouth Park on Monday by a head.
Alan Goldberg, Tannery stepped the mile and a sixteenth over firm turf in 1:43
4/5 and returned $5.60, $2.80 and $2.40 as the favorite in the field of five
fillies and mares. Overheard completed
the $12.80 exacta and paid $3 and $2.40. It was another head back to Lonesome Town, who paid $3 to show.
very, very impressive,” said winning jockey Julian Pimentel. “We were just galloping through the early parts
of the race so I just let her go along.
When I asked her she really quickened.
She gave a real nice performance today.”
the Grade 1 E. P. Taylor at Woodbine last year, Tannery, a 5-year-old by Dylan
Thomas from the Sadler’s Wells mare Danse Grecque, was making her first start
of 2014 in the Miss Liberty. The $45,000
winner’s share of the purse boosted her lifetime earnings to $820,334.