07/04/2017 5:40PM

Fourstar Crook extends win streak to eight in Dr. James Penny Memorial


Fourstar Crook scored her eighth straight victory in the Grade 3 Dr. James Penny Memorial at Parx Racing on Tuesday, and she made it look easy.

Fourstar Crook, a 5-year-old New York-bred daughter of Freud, has not been beaten since winning a statebred maiden race at Belmont Park on October 2015. On Tuesday, in the $200,000 Penny Memorial, she lagged toward the back of the pack before being wheeled to the outside by Joe Bravo entering the stretch. She inhaled Cambodia nearing the sixteenth pole and pulled away to win by 2 1/4 lengths.

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Fourstar Crook is owned by Michael Dubb and Bethlehem Stables. She was one of three Chad Brown-trained runners in the 1 1/16-mile turf race. Brown's other starters, Elysea's World and Light in Paris, finished fifth and seventh.

Fourstar Crook paid $9.20 as the third betting choice behind 2-1 Elysea's World and 3-1 Cambodia. She was timed over firm ground in 1:42.78.

Fourstar Crook had won New York-bred stakes in her three prior starts, but the Penny is her first win in an open stakes. The Penny was her second start of the year.

Longshot Thundering sky set a moderate pace of 24.00 and 48.64 in the Penny while being tracked by Cambodia, winner of the Grade 3 Gallorette in her last start. My Impression settled into good position in third.

Cambodia challenged for the lead on the far turn and came away with a clear lead in upper stretch, but Fourstar Crook was in another gear, and she came rolling and went right on by. My Impression got up to take second from Cambodia by a neck.

It was 2 1/4 lengths farther back to Light Up Our World in fourth. Thunder Sky tired to sixth.