06/06/2009 11:00PM

All Is Vanity captures Eatontown by a neck

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All Is Vanity takes the Grade 3 Eatontown on Sunday at Monmouth Park after being taken off the rail by Joe Bravo.

OCEANPORT, N.J. - All Is Vanity surged through the lane to win the $150,000 Eatontown Handicap at Monmouth Park, giving jockey Joe Bravo a sweep of the stakes on the Sunday card.

Bravo executed a slick inside-out move in the stretch, angling from the rail to the center of the course to give All Is Vanity clear running room. The 5-year-old rapidly accelerated to secure her first graded stakes victory in the U.S. The Grade 3 Eatontown, run at 1 1/16 miles for fillies and mares on a drying-out turf course labeled good, was the first graded race of the meet.

All Is Vanity beat Quiet Meadow by a neck with Chestoria third. She paid $7.20 to win as the 5-2 second choice. The time was 1:41.67.

Trained by Christophe Clement, All Is Vanity earned her first win in three starts this season. After rallying for third in an overnight stakes at Gulfstream Park, All Is Vanity missed by only a head to Social Queen in the Grade 3 Gallorette Handicap last month at Pimlico.

"I rode her in that race down at Gulfstream and she wasn't as keen as she was today," Bravo said. "She was pulling me all the way around there, but she was still relaxed. At the top of the lane, she showed her true colors."

The victory evened that score as Social Queen, the defending Eatontown champion, was fifth, just behind Ariege, the 3-2 favorite who was briefly bottled up in traffic turning for home.

Follow My Dream was sixth followed by Sugar Baby Love and Elusive Lady.

Bravo brings Great Love home in Rumson

Bravo kicked off his stakes double aboard Great Love ($22.20) in the $70,000 Rumson Stakes for 3-year-old sprinters. The colt earned a fourth straight win for trainer Jerry Robb.

The time was 1:08.59 for the six furlongs.

Great Love beat Royal Vindication by 1 1/4 lengths with Checklist, the 7-5 favorite, third.