Saluting on debut at Monmouth was promising filly Perpetual Novena (2f Majestic Warrior x Viola Blew By, by Omega Code).
Sent out well prepared by Edward Plesa Jr, Perpetual Novena was well backed and performed accordingly when surging to the line to win the four and a half furlong scamper by a length.
“She seemed like a really smart filly,” said winning rider Paco Lopez.
“I waited with her until the top of the stretch and then just let her go.”
Perpetual Novena was a $75,000 OBS August Yearling and $80,000 OBS March juvenile and runs for Rick Shanley.
She is the first winner for Viola Blew By, a half-sister to stakes-winner Bee Cee Cee.