09/06/2014 4:05PM

Geeky Gorgeous takes Eleven North Handicap

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Geeky Gorgeous and jockey Angel Serpa win the Eleven North Handicap by a length Saturday.

There was little doubt that Geeky Gorgeous was the best horse in the $60,000 Eleven North Handicap at Monmouth Park on Saturday. The question was, could she win under 128 pounds?

The answer is yes.

Unhurried early in the six-furlong race under Angel Serpa, Geeky Gorgeous bid for the lead three wide on the far turn and then wore down P J's Superego in the stretch to win by one length. She paid $3.40 as the favorite in the field of five and was timed in 1:09.74.

P J's Superego pressed an early pace of 22.65 and 45.27 seconds outside 17-10 second choice More Than a Party. She finished a clear second, 2 1/4 lengths ahead of More Than a Party, who saved third by three-quarters of a length over Pinot Grigio.

The win was the 10th in 20 career starts for Geeky Gorgeous, a 5-year-old daughter of Devil His Due. Geeky Gorgeous is owned and trained by Danny Lopez.

The Eleven North was the first of four stakes for New Jersey-breds on Saturday's card at Monmouth.