Washington, PA — Passed by Seashell Hanover down the backside, Mamas Fallen Angel gamely persevered, overcame her rival in deep stretch and captured Friday’s (April 25) $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.”