Updated on 09/18/2011 12:42AM

Three Valleys victorious in Oceanport

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Three Vallys ridden by Ramon Dominguez wins the Oceanport Stakes on Sunday at Monmouth Park.

OCEANPORT, N.J. - Three Valleys, making his first start since the Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland last October, ran down Hotstufanthensome to win the Grade 3, $150,000 on the turf Sunday on the Haskell undercard at Monmouth Park.

The 5-year-old improved his record to 3-0-1 in five starts for trainer Bobby Frankel after starting his career in Europe.

Three Valleys ($6.60), ridden by Ramon Dominguez, launched a four-wide bid turning for home that produced a neck victory.

"When I got to the quarter pole, I had a ton of horse," Dominguez said. "It was going to be between me and Hotstufanthensome."

For the second-straight year, Monmouth-based Hotstufanthensome ran second

The time was 1:40.06 for the 1 1-16 mile.

* Ready's Gal won the Grade 3, $150,000 for fillies and mares on the grass.

It was the second graded stakes win at the meet for the team of owner Jim Scatuorchio, trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez. The also took the Grade 1 United Nations Stakes with English Channel.

Pletcher and Velazquez took the Haskell later in the afternoon with Bluegrass Cat.

Ready's Gal ($7.80) stalked the pace, took charge at the top of the lane and held off a late run from Prop Me Up. Humoristic was third.

"There wasn't much speed and I had a ton of horse turning for home," said Velazquez.

The time was 1:48.77 for the 1 1-8 miles

Masseuse, the 7-5 favorite, bobbled at the break and was pulled up by Edgar Prado. The filly was vanned off.

* Who's the Cowboy ($10) pulled off a mild upset in the $100,000 Teddy Drone Stakes at six furlongs.

Kazoo, Anew and Joey P. forced the early pace, setting the stage for Who's the Cowboy to come rolling through the lane.

"He loves lying back a little bit," said trainer Kevin Sleeter. "There was a lot of speed in there. Sometimes it just sets up perfectly."

The homebred for the Sleeter family ridden by Eddie King, Jr. beat Kazoo by 1 1-4 lengths with Maddy's Lion third

The time was 1:08.82.

* Presious Passion ($22.80) nosed out Rock Lobster to pull out the $100,000 Jersey Derby for 3-year-olds on the turf.

Trained by Mary Hartmann and ridden by Eddie Castro, the gelding prevailed at the end of long stretch battle to capture his stakes debut.

Rock Lobster took a narrow lead in the stretch as jockey Joe Bravo went all out in a bid for his sixth-straight victory to start the afternoon.

Presious Passion ran the 1 1-16 mile in 1:41.02.

* Meadow Blue, badly outrun here in the Grade 3 Long Branch Breeders' Cup Stakes for 3-year-olds, romped in the return to a New Jersey-bred race. Meadow Blue ($6.60) beat Jersey Peach by 7 1-2 lengths, running the one mile, 70 yards in 1:40.60 to capture the $65,000 Lincroft Handicap.

Bravo was aboard for trainer Kelly Breen.

* Bravo won a second stakes as Friel's For Real rallied for a repeat victory in the $100,000 Lady's Secret Stakes for fillies and mares.

Trained by Ned Allard, Friel's For Real ($9) improved her record to 12 wins in 30 starts as she beat Capeside Lady by 5 1-2 lengths. The time was 1:43.55 for the 1 1-16 mile.

* My Lucky Free ($5.40) rolled to a 5 1-4 length win in the $103,300 Regret Stakes for fillies and mares. The time was 1:09.15 for the six furlongs with Chuckie Lopez aboard for trainer Cam Gambolati.