FORMER Australian mare Rockstar Angel continued her form spree to win last night’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace at Yonkers Raceway.
Driven by Eric Goodell, Rockstar Angel was settled along the pegs from barrier six as Call Me Queen Be worked to the lead in a 28-second opening quarter.
Rockstar Angel bided her time until she came out of third turn, engaging Call Me Queen Be past a 1:24.2 three-quarters.
The ‘Queen’ and the ‘Rockstar’ staged a two-horse war along the home straight, with Rockstar Angel getting the better of her rival late in the lane.
The final margin was a hard-fought neck in 1:53.2 as Mach It A Par rallied for third.
A ‘Down Under’ daughter of Rocknroll Hanover, Rockstar Angel is owned by Northfork Racing Stable and trained by Chris Oakes.
It was the six-year-old’s 11th win – fourth consecutive – in 27 seasonal starts.
- FRANK DRUCKER