Jersey-Bred Horologist Affirms Her Love Of Monmouth With Molly Pitcher Triumph

New Jersey-bred Horologist ran her Monmouth Park record to a perfect 5-for-5 on Saturday, winning the Grade 3 Molly Pitcher Stakes by two lengths at the Oceanport, N.J., track. Our Super Freak finished second at odds of 40-1, with 3-2 favorite Royal Flag finishing  5 1/2 lengths farther back in third.

Ridden by Joe Bravo, Horologist covered 1 1/16 miles on a fast track in 1:43.88 and paid $9.40 for the win — her sixth overall from 17 career starts. Owned by There’s a Chance Stable, Parkland Thoroughbreds, Medallion Racing and Abbondanza Racing, the 4-year-old daughter of Gemologist is trained by Bill Mott. She was bred by Holly Crest Farm.

Winner of the G3 Monmouth Oaks in 2019 when trained by John Mazza, Horologist made her last five starts for trainer Richard Baltas, most recently being pulled up before the finish of the G2 Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita on May 31.

Horologist, breaking from the outside No. 10 post,  sat just off the pace as longshots Wrong Color and Our Super Freak battled on the front end through fractions of :23.64, :47.09 and 1:11.32. Wrong Color threw in the towel before turning into the stretch, but Our Super Freak only stubbornly gave way in deep stretch.

“I just didn’t want to lose ground going around the first turn,” said Bravo. “I was so scared of getting away slowly and getting carried 10 wide. I was able to breathe and relax a lot better when I was able to fit her in and get over and there were only two horses in front of us. At times she was pulling me. Nothing to say other than she ran well.”

Cameron Beatty of There’s a Chance Stable said: “Sometimes the horse goes to something new that they’re not familiar with (in reference to Horologist pulling up in her last start in the Santa Maria). It’s all a risk. Me and my partners took the risk. We regrouped and we decided to bring her back to Monmouth Park. We knew she loved it here. She’s 5-for-5 here now. She just loves it here. I love it here. It’s unbelievable that she’s a multiple graded stakes winner now as Jersey-bred. Just a tremendous feeling of accomplishment.”

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