Oceanport, NJ (Sports Network) - Less than 24 hours after losing the
Belmont Stakes aboard Smarty Jones, jockey Stewart Elliott guided another
three-year- old to victory at
Forest Music led every step of the way Sunday in winning the $55,000
Crank It Up Stakes. With Elliott in the saddle, Forest Music covered the
five-furlongs in a time of 56 4/5 seconds. The race, originally scheduled
for the turf course, was run on the main track due to rain.
The final margin of victory was 1 1/2 lengths. Finishing second was Schedule
followed by Forty Moves, Whirlwind, Cape Trafalgar, Bikini Wiggle and
Ms. Trick Or Treat. Forest Music and Cape Trafalgar ran as a single entry.
Forest Music is owned by Michael Gill and trained by Mark Shuman. The
filly has won three of six career starts for $110,676. The Crank It Up
Stakes win was worth $33,000.
Forest Music returned $3.40, $2.40 and $2.10. Schedule paid $3.60 and
$2.40, and Forty Moves paid $2.40 for show.
The victory on Forest Music was Stewart Elliott's only win on Sunday. He
is one of the leading riders at Monmouth Park early in the track's
2004 season. He earlier posted a pair of third place finishes.