3 Year-Old Courageous Cat Filly Wins in Gate to Wire Fashion!
Kara’s Angel, coming off the heels of a 2nd place finish just a couple of weeks ago in her first start back off a 5 month layoff, made her 2nd start back a winning one. The 3 year-old daughter of Courageous Cat out of the Unbridled’s Song mare, O Beautiful, broke sharply from the gates under jockey Mitchell Murrill in this 1 1/16 mile turf contest. She was receiving some pace pressure from Peppermint Ice who was within a length and a half of her in 2nd through soft opening fractions of :25.29 & :51.65 for the 1/4 mile & 1/2 mile respectively. After 6f in a tepid 1:17.04, Peppermint Ice was making her bid to take over from Kara’s Angel, creeping up to within a 1/2 length. But Murrill had yet to ask Kara’s Angel for her run yet and when he did, she opened back up a 2 length lead in the stretch. The small filly with a big heart cruised home from there to win by an easy 3 lengths under a masterful ride by the hot young rider Murrill. Peppermint Ice faded to 3rd while Shopping With Bill got up for 2nd.
Kara’s Angel was trained for Dare To Dream Stable by Michael Stidham. She now has an overall record of 7-2-2-1 with earnings of $26,487.
Congrats to all our partners on the win! Dare To Dream Stable is off to a red-hot start at the Arlington meet with a record of 8-5-1-0 so far. We hope to have a few more runners before the end of the month and look to finish off the month of June strong and carry that momentum through to July!
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