O. Alberto Acosta’s Angel’s South set slow early fractions
while in company with Charmingmegan, before putting that rival away at the top
of the stretch and drawing off to capture the $44,000 allowance/optional
claiming feature at Monmouth Park on Friday by 2 ½ lengths.
Andrew Mitchell, Angel’s South went the mile and a sixteenth in 1:45 4/5 and
paid $4.60 and $2.40. Off My Cloud
completed the $9.20 exacta and paid $2.40.
Charmingmegan checked in third with Parranda, who was off poorly,
finishing fourth and last in the reduced field that was transferred from the
turf to the main track.
“I was able
to set a slow pace and get her to relax,” said winning rider Frank Reyes. “When I asked her turning for home she really
5-year-old mare by Tale of the Cat from the Holy Bull mare Rahab, Angel’s South
has won five of her 12 lifetime starts.
continues at Monmouth on Saturday, June 15 – gates open 11:30 a.m., first post