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Rockstar Angel A Returns To Win

Published: May 14, 2019 8:26 pm ET

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Rockstar Angel A, coming off a wire-to-wire win at Yonkers this past Friday, came right back to win on Tuesday, May 14 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, moving to the lead in front of the stands and going on to a 1:54 score over a “sloppy” surface.

Driver George Napolitano Jr. watched as Keystone Riptide put Betterb Chevron N behind her to the :27 quarter, then was on the move with the Rockstar Angel A to get the lead well before the :55.4 half. The winning daughter of Bettors Delight, who kept her place in the race because of the “eligible at time of entry” rule, got a bit of a breather though going against the wind to the 1:25.1 three-quarters. She then sprinted home to win by a length Bettors Up closing for second, with early combatants Keystone Riptide and Betterb Chevron N another length back in third in a dead-heat.

Rockstar Angel A notched her third victory in her last five starts after winning 11 times in 2018, and now has earnings of $345,122. Hunter Oakes conditions the mare for Northfork Racing Stable.

The Sportswriter mare Write Me A Song was a dominant winner for the second-straight time at Pocono, taking the $17,500 co-featured distaff pace in 1:54.2.

Tyler Buter, a four-time winner on the night, let the other duelers settle, brushed to the lead in front of the grandstand, and then maintained control to the wire. Write Me A Song won by three-and-a-quarter lengths while running her career record to 13 victories in only 28 starts and $252,527 in earnings. Lance Hudson conditions the sharp mare for owner William Hartt.

The next card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono will be on Saturday night, May 18 with the 2019 debut of Captain Crunch, last year’s divisional champion, in one of three divisions of a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts. The first race on Saturday at Pocono will go at approximately 7:30 p.m. as soon as the festivities are finished at The Preakness.

(with files from PHHA)

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