Pontchatrain wins Monrovia for third straight stakes victory
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP)
Pontchatrain won the $200,000 Monrovia Stakes for older fillies and mares by three-quarters of a length at Santa Anita on Sunday.
Ridden by Gary Stevens, Pontchatrain ran 6-1/2 furlongs on the downhill turf course in 1:11.14 and paid $4.20 as the even-money favorite. It was the 4-year-old filly's third straight stakes win on the turf under Stevens.
Kindle was second, and Purim's Dancer was another 1-1/4 lengths back in third. Tom Proctor trains both Pontchatrain and Purim's Dancer.
The victory, worth $120,000, increased Ponchatrain's career earnings to $324,882, with five wins in seven starts.