09/03/2012 6:40PM

Monmouth Park: Afleeting Lady pulls away to win Lady's Secret

David Owens/Equi-Photo
Afleeting Lady, with Chris DeCarlo aboard, wins the Lady's Secret Stakes.

OCEANPORT, N.J. - Another weekend at Monmouth Park, another stakes win for jockey Chris DeCarlo.

Finishing up the core portion of the meet with a flourish, DeCarlo guided Afleeting Lady to a 4 1/2-length win over Daddy's Honor on Monday in the $75,750 Lady's Secret for fillies and mares.

Daddy's Honor set the pace with Afleeting Lady hounding her every step. Afleeting Lady really cranked up the pressure entering the final turn, took charge with a quarter-mile to run and steadily widened her advantage in the lane. It was the first stakes victory for the 5-year-old trained by Dale Romans.

"Dale told me that she was a slow breaker and to make sure she ran away from there," DeCarlo said.

Following those instructions perfectly, DeCarlo picked up his third stakes win in as many weekends at Monmouth. The streak started with San Pablo in the Grade 3 Iselin on Aug. 18 and continued on Aug. 26 with Closing Range in the Twin Lights.

Afleeting Lady paid $6 to win as the second choice. The time was 1:43.88 for the 1 1/16 miles on the fast track.

Successful Song was third as the 6-5 favorite. Then came Daring Reality, Snow Fall, Street Crew and Withgreatpleasure.

Monmouth now cuts back to a two-day schedule, Saturdays and Sundays, for the balance of the meet through Oct. 7.


Kalar Walters More than 1 year ago
Very nice horse.