06/23/2013 7:22PM

Monmouth Park: Street Gem gets first stakes win in Revidere

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Street Gem and jockey Daniel Coa won the Revidere Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths Sunday.

OCEANPORT, N.J. – Street Gem, disqualified from second in her previous start, had a clean trip Sunday as she got her first stakes victory in the $61,800 Revidere for 3-year-old fillies on turf at Monmouth Park.

Street Gem was dropped from second to fifth on Memorial Day in Monmouth’s Little Silver Stakes for interference in the stretch. She was uncharacteristically far back in the Little Silver and lacked a clear path when launching a bid.

Reverting to her normal style, Street Gem was right on the pace in the Revidere. That proved to be the winning trip.

After closely tracking the front-running Cat’s Holiday through leisurely fractions of 24.61 and 50.12 seconds, Street Gem took charge turning for home and drew off for a 1 1/4-length victory over Coarsegold.

It was the fourth win in nine starts for the filly, who was ridden by Daniel Coa and is trained by Kathleen O’Connell.

“I asked Danny to stay close,” O’Connell said. “She’s got tactical speed, and she’s learning to relax now. I was pleased with how she ran. We’ll see how she comes back and look to take advantage of some of the 3-year-old races with her.”

Street Gem paid $12.40 to win. The time was 1:43.31 for the 1 1/16 miles on the firm course.

As in the Little Silver, there was a disqualification. This time, it was Cat’s Holiday who was penalized. She ran third but was placed fourth after jockey Angel Serpa, aboard Alydorable, filed an objection.

In the revised order, Alydorable got the show spot. Skyfall was fifth, followed by Queen of Rock and Zenzara, the 2-1 favorite.