12/15/2012 12:24PM

Parx: Fly Angel Fly has right connections to make a splash in Monday feature


Trainer Butch Reid and owner Kasey K Racing Stables are best known for teaming up to win the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Marathon with 41-1 longshot Afleet Again.

Kasey K Racing is actually a group of seven different partnerships managed by Bob Krange, who named the stable after his miniature Schnauser dog Kasey.

Earlier this year, Kasey K Racing bought into a partnership with existing owner Brier Creek Farm to share in the ownership of the 5-year-old mare Fly Angel Fly. Since coming to Reid’s barn from Jane Cibelli at Monmouth, Fly Angel Fly has picked up a win and a second in three starts and she looks like a contender in Monday’s $47,000 feature at Parx.

Fly Angel Fly must overcome the outside post 7 and a short run to the first turn in a first-level allowance for fillies and mares going a mile in race 8. She will be ridden for the first time by apprentice Angel Suarez, who ranks sixth in the Parx jockey standings with 80 victories.

Fly Angel Fly, 8 for 32, came close to clearing her first allowance condition in her second start for her new connections when she rallied from 10th to get second, missing by a half-length, in a seven-furlong allowance at Parx on Nov. 3. She was not able muster a similar strong late kick in a subsequent start going 6 1/2 furlongs, but may appreciate the extra distance and two turns of Monday’s race. The last time she raced a two-turn mile, Fly Angel Fly missed by a head in July.

In addition, horses owned in partnership between Kasey K Racing and Brier Creek are 6 for 16 (37 percent) racing for Reid.

My Sweet Emily has made 18 attempts to clear her first allowance condition and is just 2 for 27 lifetime on dirt and 1 for 23 over the past two seasons. But she does show four races during her 10-race campaign this year that equal or exceed the Beyer Speed Figure par of 75 for Monday’s class level.

It took six races under three different trainers for the 3-year-old Nevesian to finally win her maiden on Nov. 5. Trainer Tony Dutrow will now try to stretch her out from 6 1/2 furlongs to a mile, a distance at which she finished second at Suffolk Downs last June. Maiden winners switching from sprints to routes are just 2 for 16 (13 percent) for Dutrow, who is winning at a 30 percent clip this season at Parx.