EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Frippet shook off the rust from being idle more than 11 weeks, using a stalking trip before assuming command midway through the final turn on the way to a two-length victory in Friday’s $45,000 featured allowance on opening night of the Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet.
Trained by Jonathan Thomas and ridden by Isaac Castillo, Frippet had not raced since finishing second at Monmouth Park on July 3.
The winning time for the mile and a sixteenth over a turf course listed as “good” was 1:48.69.
Frippet, a daughter of Ghostzapper-White Clover by Exchange Rate, stalked early pacesetting Ready to Film before separating herself from the other seven 3-year-old fillies in the field coming out of the final turn.
Owned by Augustin Stable, Frippet returned $5.20 to win. Maxine Machine rallied for second, a head better than Lady Outofthe Blue.
Frippet now has two wins, three seconds and a third from her six career starts.
The nine-day all-turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet continues tomorrow night.
For the duration of the meet racing will take place Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 22 with the exception of Saturday, Oct. 15, when Far Hills will feature its 101st steeplechase meet.
Post time for the Monmouth-at-Meadowlands cards is 7 p.m. Six races will be conducted nightly.
There is a carryover of $3,333 in the jersey Shore 6 heading into Saturday’s card.
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Frippet with Isaac Castillo riding won the feature race on Opening Night at the Meadowlands. 9/23/22 Photo By Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO