Coco Belle Notches First Stakes Score in Miss Woodford

Coco Belle Notches First Stakes Score in Miss Woodford
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Coco Belle grabs her first stakes win in the Miss Woodford.

Coco Belle notched her second consecutive victory and first stakes score when she seized the lead at the quarter pole of the Oct. 27 Miss Woodford Stakes at Monmouth Park and prevailed over Intentional Fever.

Marina Ballerina took the early lead in the six-furlong dirt contest for 3-year-old fillies on the Breeders' Cup World Championships undercard, but was soon passed by Intentional Fever, who carved out fractions of :20:4, 43:1, and 56:0.

Heading the final turn, Coco Belle dominated the 12-horse field and posted a final time of 1:09 at the wire under jockey Garrett Gomez. Trained by John Sadler, the daughter of Storm Boot--Nezzi, by Meadowlake paid $13.40 to win, $7.40 to place, and $5.80 to show.

Coco Belle is owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, who also campaigned 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Giacomo. She came into the race off a Sept. 28 allowance win at the Oak Tree at Santa Anita meet. 

Intentional Fever was second in the Miss Woodford under jockey Ramon Dominguez and paid $14.40 to win and $10.20 to show, while recent Cicada Stakes (gr. III) winner Control System finished third.

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