Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 3 Eatontown Stakes takes place at Monmouth Park on the Jersey Shore on Saturday, June 21. Fillies and mares three years old and upward will be featured as they go 1 1/16 miles on Monmouth Park's turf track searching for the winner's portion of the $100,000 purse.
A field of nine older ladies will line up in the Eatontown - race 11 on Monmouth Park's Saturday schedule. Post time is 5:43 PM. Here is a brief look into the past performances of all nine combatants for this Grade 3 stakes.
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2014 Eatontown Stakes Race Favorite Entries
Orion Moon - French bred Christophe Clement pupil won two straight last summer including an Allowance in June and an Allowance Optional Claiming at Saratoga in July. She has just three starts since - a fifth in the minor Speed Boat Stakes in September, a second behind Coffee Clique in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Gulfstream March 26 and a nice second by a neck to Waterway Run last time out in the Grade 3 Beaugay Stakes at this distance at Belmont Park May 3. She has two wins and two seconds in five North American starts and hopes to keep the roll going Saturday. She leaves from gate 4 as the one to beat with Joe Bravo in the saddle.
Nashly's Vow - Lawrence Murray trained mare has won both of her starts this year - both Allowance Optional Claiming races at Parx. She ended 2013 with a second and a third respectively in similar races at Laurel Park and had an eighth in her only stakes action to date - the minor Lady Baltimore Stakes at Laurel Park in September. This after two wins at Delaware Park last summer. Nashly's Vow has four wins, three seconds and two third place finishes in 10 career starts and enters her graded stakes debut in very good form. Xavier Perez will be in the saddle of the 118 pound high weight from the rail.
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Lady Ten - Anthony Dutrow trained mare is coming off a disappointing seventh after being eased in the Grade 3 Gallorette Handicap at Pimlico May 17 after fifth in an Allowance in December, a year away and another fifth in the minor Megahertz Stakes at Santa Anita in January, 2013. She did win four of 11 starts in 2013 including the Grade 3 Autumn Miss to go along with five seconds and three third place finishes however. Lady Ten hopes to return to her 2012 form after three straight off-the-board finishes. Gabriel Saez gets the mount aboard the only graded stakes winner in the field from gate 8.
Rusty Slipper - H. Graham Motion trained filly makes her 2014 debut Saturday after nearly a year away. She was last seen winning the minor Little Silver Stakes on this track last May after a DNF in the Grade 3 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland in April and three starts prior to that. They resulted in two wins - an Allowance Optional Claiming at Tampa Bay Downs January 20, 2013 and a MSW score December 1, 2012 also at Tampa Bay with a respectable fourth place finish in the Grade 3 Florida Oaks also at Tampa Bay February 2, 2013. She lines up in post 2 with Eddie Castro in the saddle.
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Dido - makes her stakes debut for trainer H. Graham Motion off three straight wins - an Allowance Optional Claiming at Pimlico May 24, an Allowance and a MSW - both at Tampa Bay Downs this year. She has three wins, a second and three thirds in eight career starts and obviously enters in her best career form. Trevor McCarthy has the mount from the outside post.
Triple Arch - has finished third in her last two starts overall - an Allowance Optional Claiming at Parx June 10 and in the Grade 3 Gallorette Handicap May 17. Before that she failed to place in two graded stakes start - a fifth in the Grade 3 Rampart Stakes in March and a seventh in the Grade 3 Honey Fox Stakes two weeks prior to that. Triple Arch has three wins, two seconds and three third place finishes in 16 career starts and will be looking for her first win since December. Orlando Bocachica gets the call from post 3 Saturday.
Lonesome Town - makes her graded stakes debut for trainer Michael Trombetta off an OK third after setting the pace in the minor Miss Liberty Stakes at this distance on this track May 26 and a second in an Allowance at Keeneland in April. She has two wins, two seconds and two third place finishes in 10 career starts and will have Paco Lopez aboard from gate 7.
Misty in Malibu - Rodney Jenkins pupil makes her graded stakes debut Saturday off a third in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Pimlico May 25 and a win in a similar race in October at Laurel Park. Her only stakes start came last July and resulted in a fourth in the minor Brookmeade Stakes at Colonial Downs. Misty in Malibu has three wins and a third place finish in nine career starts and leaves from post 6 with Joshua Navarro in the saddle.
Medea - Irish bred mare had two seconds and a third in three starts at home before shipping to North America where she has two wins, two seconds and two third place finish in seven starts. She is coming off a career worst performance however - a fifth in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Pimlico May 24 after a pair of thirds in similar races at Gulfstream. She makes her stakes debut Saturday from the five-hole with Forest Boyce in the reins
2014 Eatontown Stakes Entries & Odds
Race 11 on Monmouth Park's Saturday card with a Post Time of 5:43 PM.
|1||Nashly's Vow||X. Perez||L. Murray|
|2||Rusty Slipper||E. Castro||H. Motion|
|3||Triple Arch||O. Bocachica||M. Vitali|
|4||Orion Moon (FR)||J. Bravo||C. Clement|
|5||Medea (IRE)||F. Boyce||F. Abbott, III|
|6||Misty in Malibu||J. Navarro||R. Jenkins|
|7||Lonesome Town||P. Lopez||M. Trombetta|
|8||Lady Ten||G. Saez||A. Dutrow|
|9||Dido||T. McCarthy||H. Motion|