Ju Ju Eyeballs Rolls To Victory In Just Smashing Stakes Sunday

Paco LopezMr. Amore’s Stable Ju Ju Eyeballs crushed her foes in Sunday’s $60,000 Just Smashing Stakes at Monmouth Park, drawing away to a 5 ¼ length victory.

Trained by Jason Servis, Ju Ju Eyeballs covered the six furlongs over a fast main track in 1:11 2/5 and paid $14.80, $5.80 and $3.80. Ol Donyo rallied to complete the $87.40 exacta and returned $6.60 to place and $5.20 to show. It was another nose back to Dreamingofcarmella, who paid $5 to show in the field of six 3-year-old fillies.

“I just wanted to settle off the pace,” said winning rider Paco Lopez. “My horse was strong the whole way right behind the lead. I split horses at the top of the stretch and he did the rest very easily.”

The Just Smashing was the second consecutive stakes score for Ju Ju Eyeballs, who earlier this season won the Crank It Up Stakes on Monmouth turf. The daughter of Gators N Bears from the Smarten mare Savvy Lady has now won six of her 10 lifetime starts.

Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Friday, July 26 as the racetrack gets ready for the Jersey Shore’s most anticipated horse race, the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational, which will go as part of a 14-race program this Sunday, July 28.