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Prendimi, Liz’s Cable Girl, Royal Urn Shine on New Jersey-Bred Day at Monmouth Park
Prendimi (outside) got up for the narrow victory (Credit: Bill Denver / Equi-Photo)

Prendimi, Liz’s Cable Girl, Royal Urn Shine on New Jersey-Bred Day at Monmouth Park

OCEANPORT, NJ – Monmouth Park honored New Jersey-breds with all 10 of Sunday’s races restricted to horses from the Garden State, and three runners found stakes success: Prendimi, Liz’s Cable Girl, and Royal Urn.

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Prendimi kicked off the stakes action with an exciting, hard-fought victory by a head at 3/1 over the 3/5 favorite Golden Brown in the $125,000 Charles Hesse III Handicap. It was 14 lengths back to Love Is Your Name in third. So HotAshley’s Hope, and Cheddar Chub completed the order of finish in the 1 1/16-mile fast dirt route.

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Jorge Vargas, Jr., piloted the 5-year-old Dance with Ravens gelding to his first victory of the year and improved his record to 22-5-7-4 with $342,020 earned. Luis Carvajal, Jr., trains for owner/breeder G. J. Stable.

Prendimi returned $8.20 to win, $3 to place, and $2.10 to show. Golden Brown brought back $2.20 to place and $2.10 to show, while Love Is Your Name paid $2.10 to show.

Liz’s Cable Girl (Credit: Ryan Denver / Equi-Photo)

Two races later, TEC Racing’s Liz’s Cable Girl won her second title in the $100,000 Eleven North Handicap, a 6-furlong fast dirt dash. Sent away as the 3/5 favorite, she outdueled the defending champion Blank Paige in the stretch to win by 1 length. ChubofftheoldblockPretti TrickiAchieving GloryCrazy Daisy, and Prancing Warrior completed the order of finish.

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Antonio Gallardo was in the irons for trainer Tom Amoss. The 6-year-old Cable Boy mare, who finished second last year and fifth in 2017, also won this race in 2018 and improved her overall record to 27-13-2-4 with $520,475 earned. TEC Racing purchased her for $60,000 this past January.

Liz’s Cable Girl returned $3.20 to win, $2.40 to place, and $2.20 to show. Blank Paige brought back $4.80 to place and $4.20 to show, while Chubofftheoldblock paid $3.80 to show.

Royal Urn (Credit: Bill Denver / Equi-Photo)

Royal Urn ended the day’s stakes action with the biggest runaway effort of the three, clearing off by nearly 4 lengths to win the $100,000 New Jersey Breeders Handicap. The 3/5 favorite was never in doubt and completed the 6-furlong fast dirt dash well ahead of ChubliciousRegally IrishSmithwick’s SpiceAmatteroftimeBrother Chub, and Cozy Lover.

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“Jersey” Joe Bravo was aboard the Kelly Breen trainee. After failing to win any of his 10 starts last year, Royal Urn has now won 2 of his past 3, including the John J. Reilly Handicap in early July. The 4-year-old Kantharos colt improved his record to 18-4-2-2 with $222,750 earned for owner/breeder John Bowers, Jr., who races under the noms de course of Roseland Farm Stable.

Royal Urn returned $3.20 to win, $2.60 to place, and $2.20 to show. Chublicious brought back $8.40 to place and $5.60 to show, while Regally Irish paid $5.80 to show.

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