Bureau de Change Seeks First Stakes Win in Eatontown

Bureau de Change Seeks First Stakes Win in Eatontown
Photo: Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography

Bureau de Change goes for her first career stakes win in her inaugural run at Monmouth Park when she takes on seven rivals in the Grade 3, $100,000 Eatontown Stakes, going a mile and a sixteenth on the turf.

Trained by Brian Lynch, Bureau de Change is coming off a fifth place finish in the Grade 2 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile at Churchill Downs and a fourth place finish in the Grade 2 Hillsborough at Tampa Bay Downs, both behind Champion Female Turf horse Tepin.

“She seems to be doing really well going into the race tomorrow (Saturday),” said Lynch, who conditions the horse for Amerman Racing Stables LLC.

The five-year-old mare by Exchange Rate out of the Wild Rush mare Fencelineneighbor has worked four times since the Distaff Turf Mile, all at Belmont Park, with the latest work being four furlongs in :50 on June 16.

“She didn’t run one of her best races last time out,” said Lynch. “We wanted to give her some time and freshener her up a bit going into this race.”

Bureau de Change’s last trip to the winners circle came on Jan. 13 in a $100,000 allowance optional claiming event at Tampa Bay Downs, where she was just two lengths off the lead before storming home late down the stretch to post a length and a half victory.

Morning line favorite Isabella Sings, from the Todd Pletcher barn, enters in from Bureau de Change’s last two starts, finishing second in the Grade 2 Hillsborough and seventh in the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile. Isabella Sings is the only graded stakes winner in the field, taking the Grade 2 Mrs. Revere on Nov. 14 at Churchill Downs.

Bruce Levine’s Invading Humor enters the Eatontown off a second place finish in the Mount Vernon on May 30 and also took home the Ticonderoga in gate-to-wire fashion on Oct. 24, both coming at Belmont Park.

Victor Lebron will be aboard Bureau de Change, who will break from post position 3 on Saturday.  

The Eatontown is set for race 10 on Saturday’s 11-race card. Gates open at 11:30 a.m., with first post set for 12:50 p.m.

 


WINE AND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL BACK AT MONMOUTH THIS WEEKEND

 

Guests will pour into Monmouth Park Saturday and Sunday for the Wine and Chocolate Festival this weekend, where they will be able to sample and purchase delicious wines from New Jersey’s best wineries and satisfy their sweet tooth with many different chocolate treats, all while enjoying a day at the races.

Multiple packages are available all weekend. For $10, patrons will receive a wristband for unlimited access to wine sampling from vintners such as Cava Winery, DiMatteo Vineyards, Monroeville Vineyard, Plagido's Winery, Southwind Winery and more. For $7, guests will be able sample an assortment of chocolates from The Chocolate Art Gallery, Gourmet Creations, Jersey Girl Chocolates, Delaware Delights, The Sweet Cake Company, Dee’s Chocomaze, among others. For those who fancy both wine and chocolate, they can have the bundle package for just $15.

Patrons will also be able to enjoy live music from Nine Deez Night on Saturday and The Mike Dalton Band on Sunday, which is also Family Fun Day featuring pony rides, face painters and bounce house.

Gates open at 11:30 a.m., with event festivities beginning at 12 noon and first post at 12:50 p.m. for both days.

Source: Monmouth Park

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