Crimson China wins Lamplighter at Monmouth Park



OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Crimson China rallied in the stretch to post a length victory over Beachcombing in the $70,000 Lamplighter Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday.

In the co-featured $65,000 John J. Reilly Handicap, G.J. Stable’s Dabnabit scored a front-running 134 length victory over favored Gunfighter.

Trained by H. Graham Motion, Crimson China covered the mile and a sixteenth on the turf in 1:40 3/5. The Alan Garcia-ridden winner returned $3, $2.10 and $2.10.

Beachcombing $2.40 and $2.10. It was another 112 lengths back to J Isle, who paid $3.40 to show.

Crimson China entered the Lamplighter off a fifth-place finish to Santiva in the Grade 1 Bluegrass Stakes.