05/17/2002 11:00PM

Monmouth: Bold World rebounds


OCEANPORT, N.J. - Ronald Taylor said before the $50,000 Little Silver Stakes for 3-year-old fillies that Bold World's poor performance as the favorite in the Grade 2 Beaumont at Keeneland in her previous race was, hopefully, a speed bump for the filly.

Bold World proved Taylor correct Saturday, cruising to a 5 1/4-length win over a sloppy main track, showing the fine form she displayed in three stakes wins before the Beaumont. Bold World, owned by Hardacre Farm, covered the six-furlong distance in 1:11.70 and paid $2.80. She improved to 5-1-0 in nine starts. Intent and Cherokee Girl completed the order of finish. The field was reduced to three horses from six because of the sloppy conditions.

"She bled pretty badly at Keeneland," Taylor said. "You never know how they're going to run back, but she had no problems today."

Bold World broke second from the gate, but quickly took the lead between horses under Joe Bravo and was never threatened from there. Bravo had Bold World under wraps all the way around the track, extending her lead as the two other entrants failed to make up ground. Bold World cruised to the wire and Intent finished a half-length ahead of Cherokee Girl.

Bold World started her 3-year-old season with three consecutive sprinting victories in Florida. She won the Dame Mystrieu in February at Gulfstream , the Ocala Breeders' Sale at Ocala a month later, and the Charon Stakes at Gulfstream four days after that. She won the three races by a combined 25 3/4 lengths.

In the Beaumont April 26, Bold World was the 6-5 favorite, but she faded quickly after the start and finished sixth.

* Jockey Joe Bravo tied the single-day win record Saturday, winning six races and becoming the first jockey in Monmouth Park history to win six races in a day twice. Only three other jockeys have won six races in a day at the track: Julie Krone, Chris Antley, and Walter Blum. Bravo previously won six races in a day on Aug. 31, 1994.