05/30/2005 12:00AM

Conveyor's Angel wins Golden Poppy


ALBANY, Calif. - Getting a perfect ride from off the pace, Conveyor's Angel ($7.40) made an explosive move into the lane and won the $86,250 at Golden Gate Fields on Monday.

"It was nice to see her come back and try again," winning trainer Christopher Paasch said.

Privately purchased by Charlie Cono after her maiden victory last fall, Conveyor's Angel won the Hidden Light in her debut for Paasch, then lost by a neck in the Grade 3 Miesque.

She ran sixth in her previous two starts, the China Doll on the turf and Grade 3 Railbird on the dirt.

"We were pointing to this race, and the last on dirt was just a prep," Paasch said. "She was coming into heat before the race on the turf."

Conveyor's Angel was last early as the maiden Regal Boot gunned for the lead over favored Jill's Sky.

She remained well back until Chad Schvaneveldt let her begin to move on the second turn. He didn't really ask until reaching the quarter pole when she made an explosive move and quickly went past Island Escape, who took the lead into the lane.

Conveyor's Angel won the one-mile turf race by one-half length over Island Escape with Thrilling Victory another two lengths back in third. The winning time was 1:37.33.

"Chad did a great job. He did exactly as we asked," Paasch said. "If you ask her too early, she won't give it to you."

The victory, worth $41,250, increased her career earnings to $133,272 with three wins in 10 starts.