08/01/2009 12:00AM

Lady Alexander gets up at Monmouth


Lady Alexander survived a stretch duel with Ocean Colors to score a three-length victory in the off-the-turf $60,000 Mongo Queen at Monmouth Park.

Ridden by Daniel Centeno for trainer Bruce Alexander, Lady Alexander ($5.80) ran 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:02.87 while winning for the third time in six lifetime starts.

Ocean Colors, the 8-5 favorite in a field of six 3-year-old fillies, held second, 3 1/2 lengths in front of Puddy de Luca.

Six horses were scratched when the race was taken off the turf.