CHESTER PA – 2021 Harness Horse of the Year Test Of Faith won her first racetrack appearance of 2022 during Tuesday morning qualifying at Harrah’s Philadelphia, with a neck victory in 1:57.3 on a cold day.
David Miller kept the four-year-old daughter of Art Major – Cannae Cammie in the two-hole as She Knows It All put up crawling fractions of :30.1, :59.4, and 1:28.3. 1½ lengths down at the stretch call, Test Of Faith had enough in her first start back to hold off a late burst by Virgo, with High Minded another neck back in third.
Brett Pelling trains the winner of $1.57M for owners Melvin Segal, Kentuckiana Racing Stable, and Eddie Gran. Pelling has indicated that his planned first start for the mare is in the Graduate Series on Kentucky Derby Day, Saturday, May 7, so there may be another qualifier in the works next week before Test Of Faith goes into a race.
Two other quality Pelling distaff trainees also raced in the Tuesday Philly qualifiers. The veteran trotting mare When Doves Cry was third in her qualifier behind the $500G+ winner Swan For All and the ageless FFA Melady’s Monet, who finished in that order, separated by a neck, in a brisk 1:55.3. Three-year-old pacing filly Treacherous Dragon finished second in her qualifier to sophomore colt Born To Be Country, a 1:56 winner in his debut for Team Orange Crush.