Cassatt scores easy win in $100,000 Monmouth Oaks
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Cassatt took the lead early on and drew off in the stretch to win the $100,000 Monmouth Oaks at Monmouth Park on Saturday afternoon.
Ridden by Kerwin Clark and trained by Larry Jones, the 3-year-old filly ran the 1 1-16 miles over a fast track in 1:44 1-5 and returned $5.40, $4.40 and $4. She finished 3 3-4 lengths ahead of Aqua Regia, who was disqualified to third for interference with Saintly Joan around the far turn.
Saintly Joan, who had finished 1 1/4 lengths behind Aqua Regia, paid $22 and $12.60, while Aqua Regia returned $9.80.
The win in the Grade III race was the third straight victory for Cassatt, who has now earned $115,400 overall.