Recent Claim Fly On Angel Wires Field In Charles Town Oaks

Fly On Angel, claimed for $50,000 out of her last start at Parx Racing on Aug. 10, made a quick return on owner Joseph Besecker’s investment with a wire-to-wire victory under Fredy Peltroche in Friday night’s $200,000, Grade 3 Charles Town Oaks in West Virginia.

Wicked Whisper closed to within a half-length at the wire to finish second, a nose ahead of Princess Cadey in third, with Ankle Monitor fourth and 7-5 favorite Tonalist‘s Shape – who had to check sharply along the rail in the stretch – finishing fifth in the field of nine 3-year-old fillies.

Trained by Claudio Gonzalez, the winner is a daughter of Palace Malice out of Runge, by Posse, bred in Kentucky by Machmer Hall and Haymarket Farm. She covered seven furlongs on a fast track in 1:26.15 (after setting quick fractions of :22.81, :46.25 and 1:11.89 around the six-furlong oval) and paid $20.20 as a 9-1 outsider.

The victory was the fourth in nine starts and first in a black-type race for Fly On Angel, whose best previous stakes performance came in the Parx Juvenile Fillies last Nov. 4. She was a two-length wire-to-wire winner of the Aug. 10 race from which she was claimed for her former trainer, Guadalupe Preciado. Her previous owner, Nicholas Cammarano, purchased Fly On Angel for $23,000 at Fasig-Tipton‘s Midlantic Sale of 2-year-olds in training.

“We’re really happy. All the fillies ran good,” said Gonzalez, who also sent out the third- and fourth-place finishers. “You don’t know if they’re going to like the track but they all did, especially Fly On Angel.   I was a little worried because it’s not easy to go :22 and :46.  You just heard it’s a [stakes] record and I was a little worried but when she got into the stretch she got four in front and I said ‘come on’ and we got lucky she held it.”

Fly On Angel earned $116,400 for the win.

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