Quite a Bride is Wire-to-Wire Winner of Boiling Springs

Haras Santa Maria De Araras's homebred Quite a Bride took command out of the gate and led every jump to capture the $150,000 Boiling Springs Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park on Tuesday, before a holiday crowd of 14,884.

Trained by Bill Mott, Florida-bred Quite a Bride covered the 1 1/16 miles over firm turf in 1:41 1/5 and returned $5.40, $4.40 and $2.80 as the 8-5 favorite in the field of eight 3-year-old fillies. Ebony Rose completed a $32 exacta and paid $7.80 and $3.80 after finishing three and a quarter lengths behind the winner. Perilous Pursuit was a nose farther back in third, good for a $3.20 show price.

"She's a very nice filly," said winning rider Cornelio Velasquez. "Four times on the turf now and four wins. She did the whole thing very easily. I was able to get her out there with easy fractions and she just coasted around there the whole way."

The Boiling Springs win was the fourth in six starts for the 3-year-old filly by Stormy Atlantic  from the Blushing Groom mare Wise Bride. She has now banked $167,240 for her connections.

Earlier on Tuesday's card, D.J. Stable and Windhover Farm's Career Oriented powered past pacesetters Pretty Imposing and Spirited Game to take the $65,000 Candy Éclair Stakes, stepping the six furlongs in 1:10 flat.

Trained by Joe Orseno, Career Oriented returned $5.60, $3 and $2.20 as the favorite in the field of six fillies and mares. Pretty Imposing was three-quarters of a length behind the winner and returned $3.20 and $2.60. Spirited Game was another neck back in third, good for a $2.60 show mutuel. The exacta returned $16.60.

"She's a real classy filly," said winning rider Joe Bravo. "Joe Orseno had her ready to roll today. Turning for home she took a deep breath before switching leads, and once she switched leads it was all over."

It was the sixth win in 11 starts for Career Oriented, a 4-year-old filly by Cat's Career. She has now earned $237,000 for her connections.

Trainer Tony Wilson captured the first stakes race of his career when Pure Disco made the pace in the $60,000 Goldfinch Stakes for fillies and mares.

Ridden by Eddie Castro, Pure Disco carved out fractions of :22 3/5 and :45 3/5 before stopping the timer in 1:10 4/5. The winner returned $4.20, $3 and $2.40 in the field of eight. Beautiful East, who pressured the winner most of the way, finished a length and a quarter back in second and returned $4.20 and $3.20. The exacta was worth $18.80. Summer Sting rallied for the show, and paid $3.

It was the fourth win in 10 starts for Patricia Generazio's Purse Disco, who increased her earnings to $156,160.

(Chart, Equibase)