04/02/2016 6:20PM

Seeking Angels scores in Rainbow Miss

Coady Photography
Seeking Angels was able to break free in the stretch, and finished the six-furlong Rainbow Miss Stakes in 1:11.17.

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Seeking Angels became a stakes winner Saturday, when she darted clear by a length and a half over Avisionofchocolate in the $100,000 Rainbow Miss run before an Oaklawn Park crowd of 21,500. It was another two lengths back in third to Aunt Gayle.

The Rainbow Miss, at six furlongs, was restricted to 3-year-old fillies bred in Arkansas.

Seeking Angels ($3.60) broke like a shot under Walter De La Cruz and proceeded to lead the field through an opening quarter in 22.54 seconds, pushed along by Sadie Be Mine. The pair continued on through a half-mile in 46.53, with Seeking Angels shaking her pace foe in the stretch and rolling home in 1:11.17.

"We knew a couple of horses had speed," said Bill Martin, who co-owns and trains Seeking Angels. "It just worked the way it worked. She finished the way we wanted her to finish."

Seeking Angels was making her third career start in the Rainbow Miss. She won a maiden special weight for statebreds Feb. 5 at Oaklawn, then ran second in an optional $62,500 claiming race against open company Feb. 26 before returning to the Arkansas-bred ranks Saturday.

Seeking Angels earned $60,000 for the win to improve her career earnings to $115,400.  She is a daughter of Bob and John and she was bred by Dan White, who also co-owns the filly.

"My homestate - I'm real proud of the filly," said White.