MISS MY ROSE STALKS PACE AND IS MOVED UP TO WIN VIA DQ IN $75,000 ANGELS FLIGHT STAKES; GRYDER & D’AMATO TEAM FOR SEVEN FURLONG WIN IN 1:24.30
ARCADIA, Calif. (May 4, 2019)–Originally second by three quarters of a length, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Miss My Rose, who was the recipient of a significant bump a furlong out, was awarded Saturday’s $75,000 Angels Flight Stakes via disqualification. Ridden by Aaron Gryder, Miss My Rose finished just off an official final time of 1:24.30.
Although she broke slowly, headstrong favorite Hard Not to Love pulled her way to the lead five furlongs out and was shaded around the far turn by the original winner, Sneaking Out. With Gryder sitting chilly, Miss My Rose was fanned four-wide, but had a full head of steam until impeded.
A first-out maiden winner going six furlongs on March 30, Miss My Rose was the 9-5 second choice in a field of five sophomore fillies and paid $5.80, $3.20 and $2.20.
Bred in Kentucky by Venneri Racing and Flintridge Stables, Miss My Rose, a daughter of Magician, out of the Afternoon Deelites mare Ava G, picked up $47,400 for the win, increasing her earnings to $80,400.
Sneaking Out, who finished 7 ½ lengths clear of the third horse, Hard Not to Love, was the 9-5 third choice with Rafael Bejarano and paid $3.00 and $2.10.
Hard Not to Love, who proved a handful on post parade and during the running of the Angels Flight, tired badly to finish third, 2 ¼ lengths clear of Tiz a Master. Off at 3-2 with Tiago Pereira, Hard Not to Love paid $2.10 to show.
Fractions on the race were 22.54, 45.19 and 1:10.65.