OCEANPORT, NJ – Leonard and Jonathan Green’s Another Miracle got back into the winner’s circle with a perfectly-timed ride in Sunday’s $75,000 My Frenchman Stakes at Monmouth Park.
Another Miracle and jockey Paco Lopez trailed in the early running after breaking from the rail at 9/2 odds. Tipped out in the far turn, he made a three-wide rally into the stretch and surged ahead to the lead midway home.
The 2/1 favorite Kingpin was part of a fast early pace duel and nearly held on late, succumbing to the winner’s advances and fading to third at the wire when Jack the Umpire rallied past to take second by a head.
Caribbean Gold, Muchmorethanthis, Cajun Casanova, So Street, Meru, and Johnny Ritt completed the order of finish.
Another Miracle’s win was his first since the Skidmore Stakes at Saratoga last August. The Maryland-bred 3-year-old American Pharoah colt improved his record to 8-3-1-1 with $263,750 earned.
Another Miracle returned $11.80 to win, $6.80 to place, and $3.60 to show. Jack the Umpire brought back $12.40 to place and $6 to show, while Kingpin paid $3 to show.