Five After Five Stable’s Wardelle launched a four-wide rally
around the far turn and pulled clear of Taylors Irish and Catreign in the
stretch en route to a two-length score in the closing day feature Sunday at
Ridden by Victor Santiago and trained by Henry Carroll,
Wardelle covered the six furlongs over a fast main track in 1:11 and paid
$3.20, $2.60 and $2.10 as the odds-on favorite in the field of six fillies and
mares. Taylors Irish battled gamely to
hold on for second – completing an $11.20 exacta and returning $3.40 and
$2.20. Catreign finished a nose behind
in third and returned $3 to show.
Sunday’s victory was the third of the year for Wardelle, a
5-year-old mare by Toccet out of the Bertrando mare Toe in the Water. With the win, Wardelle has now earned over
$175,000 for her connections.
Sunday marks the end of live racing at Monmouth Park in
2011. The track will remain open seven
days a week for simulcasting from around the world.