Za Approval wins $100,000 Red Bank Stakes

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OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) -- Za Approval won a three-horse battle in the deep stretch Saturday in the $100,000 Red Bank Stakes at Monmouth Park, beating Tune Me In by three-quarters of a length.

Trained by Christophe Clement and ridden by Joe Bravo, the 5-year-old gelding ran a mile over the firm turf course in 1:34 2-5 and paid $3.80, $3 and $2.80. The victory in the Grade III race was the sixth win in 13 career starts for Za Approval and boosted his earnings to $302,165.

Tune Me In returned $13.20 and $8, and Bad Debt was a nose back in third and paid $10.