OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) - Team caught favored Naskarra just before the wire and won the featured $44,000 allowance-optional claiming race by a nose at Monmouth Park on Friday.
Ridden by Joe Bravo and trained by Christophe Clement, Team overcame a slow pace and covered 1 1-16th miles over firm turf in 1:43. The second choice in the field of six fillies and mares returned $6.20, $3 and $4.
Naskarra paid $2.60 and $2.10. It was another three-quarters of a length back to Island Time, who paid $2.80 to show.
The win was the second straight and third in five starts for the 4-year-old daughter of Empire Maker from the Jeunne Homme mare Quick Dream.