Saturday, September 22 2012

Pellegrini Filly Rested and Ready for Stage Door Betty

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (September 21, 2012) – When Herman Van Den Broeck’s prized 4-year-old filly Angelica Zapata heads to the track as the likely favorite in Saturday’s Stage Door Betty Handicap, the three-time stakes winning daughter of Sharp Humor will be making her first start in 10 weeks, a respite that was born out of design and not necessity.

“That was always the plan with her,” trainer Ron Pellegrini said of the extended break given to Angelica Zapata following her nine-length triumph in the Nancy’s Glitter on July 14. “We wanted to keep her fresh for the second half of the year and we think that’s what we’ve accomplished; she was always going to get the time off following her last.”

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