Updated on 09/05/2011 5:20PM

Monmouth Park: Gypsy Robin digs in to win Sorority

Gypsy Robin and Jeffrey Sanchez win the Sorority at Monmouth Park.

OCEANPORT, N.J. - Gypsy Robin held off a late run from Say a Novena on Monday to win the $101,000 Sorority Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Monmouth Park.

Gypsy Robin and jockey Jeffrey Sanchez took the lead from longshot Vukovar passing the quarter pole as Say a Novena split rivals. It appeared Say a Novena, winner of the Colleen Stakes, the Sorority prep, might have the best momentum until Gypsy Robin found another gear.

“I tried to take her back a little bit but she has so much speed,” Sanchez said. “In the stretch, I wasn’t worried.  She had so much left and held everyone off, no problem.”

Co-owned by trainer Wesley Ward, Gypsy Robin won by one length for her second win in four starts.

After winning her debut at Keeneland in April, Gypsy Robin ran seventh in the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot and fourth in the Grade 3 Schuylerville at Saratoga.

Gypsy Robin paid $7.60 to win. The time was 1:10.98 for the six furlongs.

Select Cat, the 2-1 favorite, was third.

Colormesaichi was fourth with substitute rider Pablo Fragoso aboard. He replaced Carlos Marquez Jr., who suffered a broken left clavicle in a spill earlier on the card.

Claresmiezie, dominant winner of consecutive stakes in Western Canada, ranged into contention but could not sustain the bid as she ran fifth.

Vukovar finished last in the six-horse field.

Omnibus: Hasay gets first U.S. win

Hasay ($12.80) won the $76,800 Omnibus Stakes for filly and mare turf routers with a strong inside move to earn her first U.S. victory.

Pablo Fragoso rode for trainer Graham Motion as the 4-year-old who started her career in Germany got up by a length over Dyna Waltz, with Tarrip third.

The time was 2:13.83 for the 1 3/8 miles on the firm course.

The Omnibus, originally scheduled for Aug. 27, was postponed by Hurricane Irene.