Passed by Seashell Hanover down the backside, Mamas Fallen Angel gamely persevered, overcame her rival in deep stretch and captured Friday's $34,250 championship leg of the Do Me Honor Pace for 3-year-old fillies at The Meadows, completing her series sweep.
Unraced at 2, Mamas Fallen Angel was acquired by Megan Rogers Racing Stables via an Internet transaction. A half sister to Odds On Equuleus, a highly touted 3-year-old of 2013, she showed both speed and heart in the Do Me Honor final by enduring a :27.3 opening panel from post 9 and coming on again for Tony Hall after being pocketed. She triumphed in 1:55.3 in the slop, 1/2 length better than Seashell Hanover, with Americangirlfriend third
"She's really a classy filly in that she'll relax real easily,” said Norm Parker, who trains the daughter of Well Said-Latte Lady. "After using her so hard, I kind of thought Tony might save her. He's always says he likes to race her off a helmet, but we haven't really been able to. I think she has a lot of potential.”
Parker said the filly will be pointed to next week's Pennsylvania Sires Stakes opener. "We'll let her tell us where we're going from there,” he said. "She's staked quite a bit. Hopefully, she'll dance a lot of dances.”
In the $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace, Outrageous Art parlayed a cover trip and a 26.4 final quarter to victory in 1:56 for Dan Charlino. Twilight Bonfire, who lacked racing room, was second, 3/4 lengths back, while Dedi's Dragon earned show. Ron Burke conditions the 7-year-old son of Artsplace-Righteous Renee, who vaulted over $400,000 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Yannick Gingras and Joseph DiScala, Jr.
Dave Palone drove four winners and Dan Rawlings three on the 15-race card. (The Meadows)