Group success for Angel
Harness Jewels aspirant Rockstar Angel, who was bred and reared at Benstud Standardbreds, outstayed a top field in the Group 3 $40,000 Vicbred Platinum Mares Sprint Championship at Melton on April 22.
Starting from the back row, the four-year-old mare worked forward early to sit parked for most of the 1720 metres trip.
Despite her torrid passage, Rockstar Angel surged to the front inside the final furlong to win by 2.4 metres.
The mile rate was 1:53 – a new lifetime mark. She clocked 56.1 for the last 800 metres.
Bred and owned by Brendan and Anne James, Rockstar Angel has won 10 races and $132,498 in stakes.
She is the fourth foal and fourth sub 1:56 winner of her dam Arty Alice NZ (by Artiscape).
By Peter Wharton
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