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Munirah rallies late to win by a head in the $100,000 Boiling Springs Stakes at Monmouth Park


OCEANPORT, New Jersey — Munirah overtook Sumba Sunset in the closing strides to win by a head in the $100,000 Boiling Springs Stakes at Monmouth Park on Monday.

Trained by H. Graham Motion and ridden by Trevor McCarthy, the 3-year-old filly ran the 1 1/8 miles over a firm turf course in 1:47 2/5 and returned $9.80, $5 and $3.20. The win in the Grade III race was her second victory in three career starts.

Earlier on the card, Blue Violet rallied in the stretch to win in the $75,000 Lady's Secret Stakes, beating Oasis at Midnight by a half-length.

Ridden by Jose Caraballo and trained by Larry Jones, the 4-year-old fill covered the 1 1/16 miles on a fast track in 1:44 2/5 and paid $14.60, $6.40 and $14.40.

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