05/31/2014 5:35PM

Interrupted scores in Penn Oaks

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Interrupted (inside), ridden by Angel Serpa, edges clear of 25-1 outsider Je Suis Enchantee to win the Penn Oaks.

Interrupted, a troubled third in her only previous start this season, found room to get through along the rail and edged clear of 25-1 longshot Je Suis Enchantee to win the inaugural running of the $100,000 Penn Oaks on Saturday at Penn National.

Je Suis Enchante, a locally based filly making her turf debut after six starts on dirt, opened up by five lengths through the first half-mile in 48.10 seconds and was still in front turning for home after six furlongs in 1:13.14.

Interrupted ($16.60), ridden by Angel Serpa, snuck up inside and got up by a neck, completing a mile on a course rated good in 1:37.02. Je Suis Enchante held second, 1 1/4 lengths in front of Ready to Act, winner of the Grade 2 Beaumont last time out.

Trainer Graham Motion credited a “great ride” by Serpa. “That made all the difference,” said Motion, who trains Interrupted for Pin Oak Stud.

After going 2 for 2 on turf at 2, Interrupted finished third at 20-1 in the Grade 3 Florida Oaks in her season’s debut in March at Tampa Bay Downs.

“It was really not a bad effort,” Motion said. “She got in some traffic trouble. That effort encouraged me. We gave her some time off, came back and it worked out.”

Tim Wells More than 1 year ago
I think Thomas Proctor could have ridden Famous Alice to a 4th place finish. Horrible ride but the other Jockeys appreciated it.