OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) – Closing Range held off Zucchini Flower by a nose Sunday in the $60,000 Twin Lights Stakes at Monmouth Park.
Closing Range ran 1 1/8 miles on the turf course in 1:49.84. Ridden by Chris DeCarlo, the winner returned $11.40, $5.40 and $2.60. Zucchini Flower returned $5.40 and $2.20, and Dancing Solo paid $2.10 to show.
“She was really game,” DeCarlo said. “I was sitting on the go whole time. We wanted to let her run out of there because on paper she looked like the fastest horse. She settled into a nice stride and was pretty much cruising. In the stretch, Zucchini Flower might have stuck her head in front, but my filly never quit and fought right back.”