Lil Kiara wins Monmouth Park feature



OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Lil Kiara held off Little Stitch by a half-length to win the $65,000 Spruce Fir Handicap at Monmouth Park on Sunday.

Carlos H. Marquez Jr. guided Lil Kiara over the mile and 70 yards in 1:42 3/5 on a fast track.

The 4-year-old filly returned $6.00, $3.80 and $2.60, Little Stitch paid $8.60 and $5.20, and Ms Glory Be was another seven lengths back in third and earned $3.00.

It was the fourth win in 14 career starts for the Cathal Lynch-trained Lil Kiara, who has earned $246,445.