Patricia Generazio’s Wicked Tune held off a late surge by A P Elvis to capture the $60,000 My Frenchman Stakes at Monmouth Park
by a neck on Saturday.
by Jane Cibelli, Wicked Tune hesitated slightly at the break before
rushing up on the inside to gain command soon after the start. The
6-year-old was pressed by Respighi most of the way before pulling clear
of that foe and holding on to the wire, stepping the 5 ½ furlongs over
“good” turf in 1:04 3/5. Wicked Tune returned $3.80, $2.80 and $2.10 as
the odds-on favorite in the field of seven
colts and geldings.
A P Elvis completed the $19.60 exacta and paid
$4.60 and $2.60. It was another length back to Night Officer, who paid
$2.10 to show.
broke a little slow but it didn’t take long to get him going,” said
winning jockey Elvis Trujillo. “The pace wasn’t actually that fast so
he had it all his own way. The turf was a little soft, but he handled
it well. He was very good today.”
Wicked Tune has won four straight and nine of his 29 lifetime outings. He has earned $279,858 for his connections.