In winning the Monmouth Beach Stakes, Pocus Hocus boosted her lifetime bankroll to $329,250 and scored her sixth win in 25 career starts.(Chart, Equibase)
Susan and John Moore's Pocus Hocus wore down pacesetter Chrusciki in the final strides to capture the $70,000 Monmouth Beach Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday by a head.Ridden by Eibar Coa, the 6-year-old mare by Quiet American out of the Al Hattab mare Cadabra covered the 1 1/16 mile in 1:44 1/5 and returned $7, $4.60 and $2.60. Chrusciki completed a $56.20 exacta. Final Round, the race favorite, was another 4 1/4 lengths back in third."It was gratifying to see that she still has something left," said trainer James Jerkens. "Before the race, I just told Eibar not to use her up early, let her lay where she wants to lay, then let her go."