Parx Racing stewards determined jockey Mike Smith’s claim of foul against likely champion Monomoy Girl a valid one and disqualified the filly — who entered Saturday unbeaten in 2018 — from a victory in the Grade 1, $1 million Cotillion Stakes.
That gave the win to Midnight Bisou, who rallied on the outside, appeared to be cut off in the stretch and was then pushed out into the center of the track.
Jockey Florent Geroux, who rode Monomoy Girl, said the moves were not intentional. “She wandered around when she made the lead,” he said. “Right call?” I don’t know. I am not the steward. It is disappointing. This was a million dollar race, a Grade 1. I thought our filly was the best today.”
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