September 24, 2022
Blackstone Farm-bred filly Love in the Air added another stakes win to her resume when she was triumphant in the $200,000 Plum Pretty at Parx September 24.
Breaking from post position 2, Love in the Air broke fastest of the seven fillies and mares. Under Paco Lopez, clad in the silks of Main Line Racing Stable, she dashed to the front, setting a measured pace on the inside. Through a quarter in 24.22 and a half in 48.43, Love in the Air faced pressure from Midnight Obsession, narrowly leading over her stablemate.
As Midnight Obsession began to fade rounding the turn, Love in the Air maintained the lead, repelling favored Leader of the Band, who raced up to challenge after six furlongs in 1:13.0. Soon she began to edge away, in front by one and a half lengths in the stretch, one mile run in 1:38.47. Leader of the Band continued to rally but was clearly second-best to Love in the Air, a two-length winner of the mile and seventy yards event. She stopped the clock in 1:42.69.
Love in the Air, a four-year-old bay daughter of Constitution, out of undefeated stakes-winning Freud mare, Lovely Syn, was most recently victorious in the $100,000 Mrs. Penny Stakes. She´s now earned $305,331 in 12 starts, and has only been off the board once.
Earlier on the big Pennsylvania Derby card at Parx, Blackstone Farm bred Rosie´s Alibi scored in a Maiden Special for MyRacehorse, Todd Pletcher and Irad Ortiz. The $625,000 yearling was making her second start and sparked a raucous winner´s circle celebration with many of the MyRacehore micro-shareholders in attendance.
-edited from www.pastthewire.com