09/10/2016 8:41PM

Tammy the Torpedo connects in Violet Stakes

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Tammy the Torpedo, under Antonio Gallardo, rallies to overtake All in Fun in the Grade 3 Violet.

Tammy the Torpedo rallied strongly to run down All in Fun late in the lane to capture the Grade 3, $100,000 Violet Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday afternoon.

Tammy the Torpedo, owned by Long Lake Stable and Beacon Hill Thoroughbreds and trained by Chad Brown, covered the 1 1/8 miles over firm turf in 1:49.60. Sweet Acclaim, who originally placed third, was placed second via disqualification of runner-up All in Fun, who impeded pacesetter Isabella Sings in the stretch.

“My filly broke really sharply, but I knew [Isabella Sings] has a lot of speed so there was no point in letting her run with her early,” said winning jockey Antonio Gallardo. “I just put her in behind horses and tried to get her to relax and save up for the last three-eighths. When I asked her to run, she took off.”

A 4-year-old daughter of More Than Ready, Tammy the Torpedo paid $12.00 as the third choice in the field of six fillies and mares. Sycee was scratched.

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