05/15/2005 11:00PM

Monmouth: Avery Hall wires Open Mind

Ryan McAlinden/EQUI-PHOTO
Avery Hall, with jockey Harry Vega aboard, wins the Open Mind Handicap at Monmouth Park.

Avery Hall, the 9-5 favorite, went straight to the lead in the $60,000 Open Mind Handicap at Monmouth Park and never looked back, winning the six-furlong stakes for New Jersey-breds by five lengths.

Cigno d'Oro and Smart N Classy both came flying late for second and third in the field of 11 fillies and mares.

Avery Hall, ridden by Harry Vega and trained by Cynthia Reese, paid $5.80 to win and covered the six furlongs in 1:11.33. By the New York sire A. P Jet, Avery Hall has won 3 of 5 starts, all for owner and breeder Timber Creek Farms.