Monmouth Park will feature two $60,000 races this weekend, with the Omnibus Stakes Saturday and the Twin Light Stakes Sunday.
The Omnibus will feature Martita Sangrita, who will run her longest race to date in the 1.38-mile stretch.
“It is her first time going that far, but we always wanted to try her because of her pedigree,” said Arnie Delacour, the assistant to wife Leigh. “With her pedigree, we’re excited about this race.”
The 5-year-old chestnut mare’s sire is Johar, who won the 2003 Breeders’ Cup Turf at 1.5 miles, and her maternal grand sire is Nureyev, the great European turf runner and sire.
Martita Sangrita recently won the $100,000 Red Carpet at Penn National.
Little Silver Stakes winner Dancing Solo will highlight the Twin Light Stakes this Sunday.
She's coming off a trip that saw her finish seventh in the Grade 2 Lake George Stakes at Saratoga last month.
“This is a much softer spot for her, and that’s always a good thing,” said Anthony Sciametta, the assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher. “She’s doing really good, and she’s ready to run again. She’s already proven that she really likes this turf course.”
Dancing Solo captured the Little Silver Stakes May 27 and came back to win the Grade 3 Boiling Springs Stakes on June 23. Now she looks to become the meet’s first and perhaps only three-time stakes winner.
Dancing Solo, who was purchased by Twin Creeks Racing Stable for $100,000 as a yearling, has already earned $164,439 from three wins, two seconds and two thirds in 11 starts. She is the only multiple stakes winner and the only graded stakes winner in the field of seven sophomore fillies, and she draws the rail under "Jersey" Joe Bravo once again.
With her two stakes victories thus far in the Monmouth season, Dancing Solo is tied with stable mate Maple Forest and the Patricia Farro-trained Royal Currier, the only other multiple winners.
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