Miss Behaviour romps in the Sorority at Monmouth

Updated: September 1, 2013, 6:56 PM ET
Associated Press

OCEANPORT, N.J. -- Miss Behaviour cruised to an 81/4-length victory in the $100,000 Sorority Stakes at Monmouth Park Sunday.

Trained by Phil Schoenthal, Miss Behaviour covered the six-furlong race for 2-year-old fillies in 1:11.54. The Garry Cruise-ridden filly paid $8.20, $3.80 and $3.10 as the third-choice in the field of eight.

Yes Liz finished second and returned $3.20 and $2.60. Mallory Street came in third and paid $4.60 to show.

Favored Flay Mignon finished seventh.

"She just has so much natural speed. Just a high cruising speed," Cruise said. "And these were no slouches in here. She's just such a professional for a 2-year-old filly. A couple times she tugged at me asked for a little bit more and when I gave it to her she went even faster.

In the co-featured $100,000 Sapling for 2-year-old colts, Dunkin Bend rallied three-wide turning for home en route to a 11/4-length victory over Yes I'm Lucky.

Trained by Steve Asmussen, Dunkin Bend covered the six furlongs in 1:11.82 and paid $4 and $2.40 as the favorite in the field of four colts. The son of Dunkirk has won 2 of 3 career starts and earned $117,000.

"I saw two horses going to the front so I settled him just off of that," winning jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. said "He relaxed very nice and made a good move around the turn. We were a little wide, but when I asked him he kicked on and held well."

Run for Logistics, who had trouble shortly after the start, was third.


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