Updated on 09/17/2011 11:59PM

Monmouth: Contrast takes control

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Contrast with Eddie castro aboard runs to victory in the 60,000 Red Cross Stakes on opening day, May 13, 2006 at Monmouth Park.

Despite breaking slowly, Contrast ($4) rallied to take command in the stretch and drew off to score by 1 3/4 lengths in the $60,000 Red Cross Stakes, the opening-day feature at Monmouth Park.

Contrast, ridden by Eddie Castro for trainer Alan Goldberg, held off the late charge of Summer Sting for the victory, covering 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:04.56 over the fast track. Career Oriented made a belated move to get third.