WASHINGTON, PA, April 17, 2014 -- Mamas Fallen Angel and Seashell Hanover each captured her second straight split in Friday's Do Me Honor Pace at The Meadows, setting up a showdown in next week's championship leg of the series for 3-year-old fillies.
Americangirlfriend took the other $17,500 series division, givinga series double behind Americangirlfriend and Mamas Fallen Angel.
Looped from the gate, Mamas Fallen Angel had little trouble disposing of the field, widening her lead around the final turn. She triumphed geared down in 1:54, 4-1/2 lengths better than A And G's Delight, with Bet On Me Hanover third.trains the daughter of -Latte Lady for Megan Rogers Racing Stables.
Seashell Hanover experienced a similar trip, working hard to get the early lead but drawing off late. The 1-5 favorite opened up in the stretch forto score in 1:54.3, 3-3/4 lengths ahead of Eloquent Velocity. Baby Cat earned show. conditions the daughter of -Stolly Up Bluechip for William Switala, James Martin and Joseph Critelli.
In the $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace, Twilight Bonfire moved three wide from the three-quarters to nail Windsong Jack at the wire in 1:51 for Hall, trainerand owner/breeder Bob Key. Early leader Outrageous Art finished third. The 4-year-old son of -Firelight Dancer extended his career bankroll to $940,840.
by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows