Las Vegas, NV - Monmouth Park on the Jersey Shore will play host to the Grade 3 Monmouth Oaks on Saturday, August 8. A group of fillies, three years old will chase the winner's share of the $100,000 purse when they take to Monmouth's main track and go 1 1/16 miles.
A field of 10 will give it a go in the Monmouth Oaks - race 11 on Monmouth Park's Saturday card. Post time is 6:10 PM. Let's take a look at the past performances of all 10 entries for this Grade 3 stakes.
Size - Bill Mott trained filly has four career starts and has been impressive in all - three wins and a second place finish. Last time out was a win at 13-1 odds in her graded stakes debut - the Grade 3 Iowa Oaks June 28 after a second in her stakes debut - the minor Jersey Girl Stakes at Belmont Park in May and a two race win streak to start her career. Off a tremendous win, Size is expected to be one of the ones to catch again when she leaves from gate 7 with Junior Alvarado in the saddle.
Ria Antonia - won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies by DQ - quite an accomplishment any way you look at it, but followed that with a rather disappointing fourth behind Untapable in the Grade 3 Rachel Alexandra Stakes at Fair Grounds February 22. Last time out was a decent second behind Size in the Grade 2 Iowa Oaks June 28 after a last of 10 finish in the Preakness Stakes against the boys, a sixth in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks and a good second in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks April 5. She hasn't won since the Breeders' Cup and has placed in just two of five starts since but hopes to snap a five race win streak fro Thomas Amoss. Jacob Radosevich gets the call from the rail.
Cassatt - has just three career starts for trainer Larry Jones but hasn't been past six furlongs in two of the three. She has looked good in all however - two wins and a second place finish. Cassatt steps into stakes company for the first time riding a two race win streak - an Allowance last time out at Delaware Park followed a maiden win at Fair Grounds in January. She looks to keep the roll going as the uber-hyped filly goes with Kerwin Clark in the saddle from post 5.
Joint Return - John Servis trained filly raced in graded stakes company for the first time March 29 and had her worst career effort - a fifth in the Grade 2 Gulfstream but bounced back with a win in the minor Calder Oaks April 12. Last time out was a decent second in the Grade 2 Delaware Oaks July 5 after she returned to the winner`s circle in the minor Our Mims Stakes June 4 and finished troubled fourth in the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes May 16 at Pimlico. She also had a 4 1/2 length win in the minor Busher Stakes at Aqueduct February 1 after a pair of wins at Parx this past winter. She has won five of nine career starts with a second and a third place finish but will be looking to break through in graded stakes company for the first time Saturday. Kendrick Carmouche has the call from post 9.
Offlee Golden - will make her graded stakes debut Saturday for trainer Kathleen Demasi after eight career starts produced two wins, two seconds and two third place finishes. Last time out was a second in the minor Beautiful Day Stakes at Delaware Park July 3 after a third in the minor Jostle Stakes at Parx June 7 and a fifth in minor stakes action in April. She has been trending upward ahead of this weekend and will have John Bisono in the irons from post 8.
Lady Paradime - Kelly Breen trained filly has eight career starts with three wins - two straight Allowance Optional Claiming scores earlier this year before an eleventh in her graded stakes debut - the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park June 7. Last time out she looked a little bit better - a fourth in the Grade 2 Delaware Oaks July 5. She hopes to get back to her winning form in just her third career stakes race from post 3 with Paco Lopez in the saddle.
Saintly Joan - has 10 career starts for trainer Patrick McBurney three wins - an Allowance Optional Claiming March 29 and the minor Little Silver Stakes on this track June 14 and one third place finish - in the minor Sharp Cat Stakes at Hollywood Park November 16. Last time out was a distant ninth in the minor Desert Vixen Stakes here July 19. She has placed in just two of her last seven starts (both wins) and enters in typically inconsistent form. Orlando Bocachica gets the call from post 2.
Spring Included - Steve Hobby trained filly steps up in stakes company for the first time Saturday and looks ready. She has five career starts with two wins, a second and a third place finish. She is coming off an Allowance score at Ellis Park July 12 after a second in an Allowance Optional Claiming June 19 and a maiden score at Churchill Downs in May. Xavier Perez is tabbed to ride from the outside post.
Aibhilin - Cathal Lynch trained filly has seven career starts with two wins and two third place finishes. She enters off a third in the Grade 2 Delaware Oaks July 5 after consecutive fourths in minor stakes action - in the Jersey Girls Stakes May 26 and in the Chelsea Flower Stakes in October. Before that was her first stakes win - the minor Selima Stakes at Laurel Park September 21 which followed another fourth in the minor Sorority Stakes at Monmouth Park. Aibhilin looked OK in her graded stakes debut last time out and hopes to build on that effort Saturday. Edwin Rivera will guide her from gate 6.
Aqua Regia - Thomas Albertini trained filly has eight starts with two wins, two seconds and two third place finishes. She made her stakes debut last time out and finished fifth in the Grade 1 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park June 28 off a win in an Allowance June 5. This followed a second in a similar race here May 2 and a third in an Allowance Optional Claiming in March. She had placed in six straight races but a step up in competition Saturday. Aqua Regia departs from gate 4 with Eddie Castro aboard.
Race 11 on Monmouth Park's Saturday card with a Post Time of 5:51 PM.