Fly To The Angels takes Friday feature

03:38 PM 27 Jul 2013 NZST
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Fly To The Angels is trained by Dean Eckley
Fly To The Angels is trained by Dean Eckley

Fly To The Angels was victorious in the $6,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace on Friday (July 26) in Northfield Park’s eighth race. She is trained by Dean Eckley for Greenville, Michigan owner Britney Dillon. Eckley called upon Josh Sutton to drive the nine year-old pacing mare.

Fly To The Angels (Sign Of Success-Score Big Hanover-Big Towner) started from post four. Sutton left off of the gate and quickly found a spot behind the leader. Fly To The Angels sat the perfect trip through fraction of :28, :57.1 and 1:26.2. She tipped into the passing lane in the stretch and bested her competition by ½-length, stopping the clock at 1:55. Completing the race were Right On Ram, Miss Two Punch, Tame The Dame, Pantsuit Hilary, Shez Good Osborne, Longlegacy and Pebble Creek.

Friday’s win was the fourth victory in 2013 for Fly To The Angels, who now has 48 career successes and earnings of $192,476. She returned $5.80 to win.

Ryan Stahl Scores Five on Friday Night Northfield Park

Ryan Stahl drove five winners on Friday (July 26) at Northfield Park.  Stahl’s winners included Do Ya Wanna Rumba ($3.80) in race five, Cruising Champette ($9.40) in race six, Becausewecam ($8.20) in race 11, Felicia Hall ($4.60) in race 12 and Moira’s Bliss ($7.80) in race 13. 

Thirty-five year old Stahl began driving in 1994 and has since garnered 3,141 career victories and is approaching $10,000,000 in purse earnings.  Stahl is fourth in the Northfield Park 2013 driver standings.  He has driven 123 winners this year at Northfield.  Only Chris Page (187), Ronnie Wrenn Jr. (142) and Tyler Smith (124) have driven more Northfield winners this year than Ryan Stahl.  

Ayers Ratliff
 

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