11/06/2010 4:27PM

Soaring Empire rolls late to take Rutgers


Wildcat Frankie had a four-length lead with a furlong to go in the $71,540 Rutgers Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday. Then Soaring Empire began to roll.

Soaring Empire, under Pablo Fragoso, came from a distant last place in the Rutgers, a six-furlong race for 3-year-olds, and got up in the shadow of the wire to edge Wildcat Frankie by three-quarters of a length. Partyallnightlong, the even-money favorite, finished third.

Trained by Cam Gambolati, Soaring Empire covered the distance in 1:08.27. He paid $8.