She’s Back! Monomoy Girl Shines in the Bayakoa

Horse Racing Radar
Valerie Mellema
Valerie Mellema is a Staff writer for Horse Racing Radar
Sunday, February 28, 2021

It was one of the most anticipated races of 2021, MONOMOY GIRL'S first start in 2021 was a victory in the Grade 3 Bayakoa Stakes at Oaklawn Park. The race had been rescheduled twice now due to snow and winter weather.

The field of six broke perfectly with MONOMOY GIRL being in the far outside post. Florent Geroux, wearing the silks, settled her three back in the middle of the field on a very sloppy track. The mare raced closed to the pacesetter who set early fractions of :24.60 and :49.41. Turning for home, she turned on the speed with ease and glided past the wire several lengths ahead of the field.

OUR SUPER FREAK finished second with FINITE finishing third.

Brad Cox stated that he felt better now that the pressure was off and that Florent Geroux worked on her a little earlier than usual due to running in the middle of the track and trying to stay out of the deep slop on the rail. The current plan is to ship her back to Fair Grounds in New Orleans where the champion mare will continue training towards another Oaklawn start in the Apple Blossom. owners are now able to indicate interest in purchasing a share of lease-to-race rights for MONOMOY GIRL. Her share price is $46 for 0.005%. She has 14 wins from 16 and over $4 million in earnings.