In the first division, Angel Terrace prevailed by a nose after dueling in the final 100 yards with Miss Cato (GB). It was two lengths back to Zapper Belle in third. Angel Terrace covered the
1 1/16 miles on a turf course labeled firm in 1:44.77.
A Pennsylvania homebred daughter of Ghostzapper out of the Gone West mare Another Storm, Angel Terrace improved her record to 7-3-1-0 and more than doubled her career earnings to $146,770 with Friday’s $75,000 check from the $125,000 purse.
Angel Terrace rewarded her backers with mutuels of $57.60, $20.60 and $15.80. Miss Cato, ridden by Gabriel Saez, returned $5.40 and $4.60. Zapper Belle, ridden by Corey Lanerie, paid $15 to show.
It was 2½ lengths back to Cosmic Energy in fourth. She was followed in order by favored Colonial Flag, Medolina, Ann of the Dance, Closing Range, Volcat, Alaura Michele, Nayarra (IRE) and Run a Risk.
In the second division, Miz Ida surged past longshot English Class in deep stretch to win by a neck and give the Kleins and trainer Steve Margolis their first Keeneland stakes victories. Shaun Bridgmohan rode Miz Ida, who covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.25.
Miz Ida is a homebred daughter of Proud Citizen out of the Green Alligator mare May Gator. Now a winner of six of nine career starts, Miz Ida improved her earnings to $298,346 with the $75,000 winner’s share.
Sent off as the second choice in the field of 10, Miz Ida returned $11.40, $6.40 and $4. English Class, ridden by Elvis Trujillo, returned $19.20 and $9.20 in finishing a length in front of Leading Astray, who paid $4 to show under Eduardo Perez.
Favored Pianist finished three-quarters of a length back in fourth and was followed in order by Freedom Reigns (IRE), Daylight Ride, Welcome Dance, Fine Silver, Dancing Solo and More Than Love.
Racing continues Saturday with a 10-race program that begins at 1:05 p.m. (ET). Highlighting the program is the 14th running of the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (G2) for 3-year-old fillies going seven furlongs on the main track. The Lexus Raven Run will be the afternoon’s ninth race with a 5:27 post time.
Steve Margolis (winning trainer of Miz Ida)
“This filly in her last few races has been so strong at the end. We figured out some things since she ran in the Edgewood (on May 4 at Churchill Downs in which she was seventh). She doesn’t want to sit that close (to the pace). Just let her break, let her get herself together and make her run when she’s ready.
On her late-running performance today
“She runs that way. Horses that have that come-from-behind race in them, you just have to let them run and kick in at the end.”
On her next race
“Looks like the Mrs. Revere (G2) over at Churchill (on November 17).
Shaun Bridgmohan (winning rider)
“I thought I had a phenomenal trip. I’m getting to know this filly a little better every time I’ve ridden her. She’s matured mentally and physically. You couldn’t ask her to be doing any better. Steve’s (trainer Steve Margolis) done a phenomenal job with her. She’s doing right.”
Elvis Trujillo (rider of second-place finisher English Class)
“Everything was right. She broke good. She ran a very nice race. She gave me 100 percent. She just got beat.”
Eduardo Perez (rider of third-place finisher Leading Astray)
“She struggled with the ground on both turns. I didn’t have any problems in the race; she just had trouble with the footing. Still, she gave me all she had.”
Javier Castellano (rider of beaten favorite and fourth-place finisher Pianist)
“I had a beautiful trip. For some reason, she didn’t show up today. She was right behind the pace and when I asked my horse, she never gave it to me.”