Angels Won Three
WINNER 54 OF 2023: IATO'S ANGEL, trained by Keith Dalgleish and ridden by Andrew Mullen: The 'Betvictor Betting After the 'Off' Handicap' over 1m 2f, at Musselburgh.
Firstly, great to see that Andrew, aka Midge was in one piece after the nasty incident in an earlier race, where his horse reared up and left him on the floor, as the gates opened.
Well backed into favouritism, Iato's Angel was slowly into stride and sat at the back of the field. As they came to the halfway point, she had made up two places. At the 3f pole, she needed a gap and made steady headway through horses. Jinking left slightly 2f out, she pricked her ears and was soon in the lead. Idling a little in front, she was pushed out inside the final furlong, to win comfortably by 3 lengths.
"A ready winner, Iato's Angel." Watch the full race replay here: https://www.racingtv.com/results/uk/450152-musselburgh/23-Jun-2023/2025
Timeform rated it as a career best 88 performance, saying: "Well backed, found it easier returned to this level as she landed a second success of the season back under a fully-fledged rider, her stamina coming into play and hitting the line full of running; dwelt, soon steadied, headway when bumped over 3f out, pushed along soon after, led under 2f out, asserted final 1f, kept on; she'll be forced into a higher grade next time."
Andrew said in his Racing TV post race interview: "The race worked out absolutely perfectly. She picked up well, but I got there too soon and she wandered around. She came home really well."
See the official photo gallery, here: https://www.grossick.co.uk/p/80532khg/C245194404/musselburgh
Syndicate manager Mike, says: "Well done to her owners on her third win. She has now won over 6f, 1m 1f and 1m 2f and there are plenty more opportunities for her going forward. We will see what the handicapper does and Keith and I will discuss where she goes next. Thrilling to be at the top of the Musselburgh Champion Owners table....."
MAKE THAT 6 WINNERS!!