From DMTC Publicity
DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 8, 2015) — My Monet, the 2-1 favorite, gamely held off the late challenge of Kiss at Midnight to win Sunday’s $100,000 Betty Grable Stakes for Golden State Series eligible fillies and mares at Del Mar, as daughters of Decarchy swept the top three places.
My Monet took command in midstretch and persevered in the late stages to win by a half-length over Kiss at Midnight, who rallied from last place under Rafael Bejarano to narrowly miss victory. Longshot Ashley’s Sassy, 24-1 with Alonso Quinonez in the saddle, was third, three-quarters of a length behind the runner-up and one and one-quarter lengths in front of fourth-place Wild in the Saddle in the field of eight runners.
My Monet, a 4-year-old daughter of Decarchy, out of the Lord Avie mare Madam, was bred by Ridgeley Farm, is owned by the KM Racing Enterprises, Inc. of Kenji Morinaga of Arcadia, Ca and trained by Ricky Agarie, who was scoring his first success in a stakes race.
“Actually I was pointing for this race all along after the Hirsch,” said Agarie. “I wanted to just give her some time and wait. But Santa Anita asked me if I was going to run her in the (Grade I) Zenyatta and she put in a bullet work that told me she was ready. You run against Beholder and My Sweet Addiction, those are some tough fillies. This is my first stakes win anywhere. A year ago today I ran my first starter on my own here at Del Mar. Good anniversary.”
My Monet also supplied Gonzalez with his second stakes victory of the weekend, the rider having accounted for the Kathryn Crosby Stakes Saturday aboard Full Ransom. Gonzalez also won Sunday’s fifth race in a $49 surprise on Eagle Rock.
My Monet accomplished the seven furlongs in 1:23.16 to earn first prize of $57,000 with her sixth win in 19 races. She now has earned $335,830. The filly returned $6.80, $4 and $3. Kiss at Midnight paid $4.20 and $2.60 while Ashley’s Sassy returned $6.40 to show.
From DMTC Publicity