WASHINGTON, PA — Hammered down to 1-5, Icanflylikeanangel zipped to the point from post 5 and easily turned back all challengers, romping to a harness racing victory in Friday’s $17,600 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows and snapping a streak of four straight place finishes.
The winner thwarted the uncovered bid of On Higher Ground and scored for Mike Wilder in 1:53.1, 1-3/4 lengths better than the pocket-sitting Cantab Lindy. Rising MVP rallied for show.
Randy Bendis trains Icanflylikeanangel, a 7-year-old Archangel – Fox Valley London gelding who extended his career bankroll to $470,163, and owns with Pollack Racing LLC.
Tony Hall collected three wins on the 13-race card, including a pair for trainer Samantha Blystone.
Live racing at The Meadows continues Saturday when the 12-race program features a pair of carryovers — $4,708.06 in the final-race Super Hi-5, $1,441.12 in the Pick 5 (race 7). First post is 12:45 PM.