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  Yonkers: Thunder, Gimpanzee Fool Few In Friday Night's 156G Lew Barasch Trot
Posted by: Admin - 09-15-2018, 04:31 AM - Forum: Harness Racing - No Replies

THUNDER, GIMPANZEE FOOL FEW IN FRIDAY NIGHT'S 156G LEW BARASCH TROT
BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway
 
YONKERS, NY, Friday, September 14, 2018—Yonkers Raceway Friday night (Sept. 14th) wrapped up its  New York Sire Stakes legs—all 16 of 'em—with the $156,200 Lew Barasch Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings.
 
Friday's event once again honored the memory of 'Tootie,' whose unmatched PR savvy in the golden age of the game helped make the nascent Roosevelt International Trot a happening.     
 
The evening's first ($77,400) grouping saw odds-on Thunder (Jason Bartlett, $3.10) do it handily in 1:58. From post position No. 2, he made the lead around Brady Bunch (Andy Miler) after an early break of Kredit Karma (Brian Sears). After that, no issues for the fave through dawdling (:29.1, 59.2, 1:29) fractions.
 
Chip Chip Conway (Jim Taggart Jr.) tried it first-up from third, settling for second to the winner (as he did at Vernon), with the final margin three lengths. Brady Bunch and Quiksilver Bluchip (catch-driver Jordan Stratton) completed the gimmick finishers. 
 
For Thunder, a son of Conway Hall trained by John Butenschoen for co-owners Crawford Racing, VIP Internet Stables and Jeremey Day, it was his fourth win in eight seasonal starts (all in last five tries). The exacta paid $12.20, the triple returned $17.20 and the superfecta paid $98.50.
 
"He's handy, he gets over any size tracks and he's getting better," Bartlett said.  "We're ready for next week (sire stakes finals here)."
 
The evening's second ($78,800) statebred sojourn was a mismatch on paper and in practice for divisional leader Gimpanzee (Sears, $2.10), making it 6-for-6 ($166,358) during his froshfest.  
 
All the wins have come in New York Sire Stakes competition, the latest after weigh stations of :29, :57.4, 1:28.1 and (identical to first event) 1:58. From post No. 6, he waited his turn to get by an eventually-breaking Captain Krupnik (Dan Dube) and Chapter Fashion (Bartlett).
 
The latter eventually did the dance of the damned coming to the half, which led to an extremely gapped-out gang. The lead was eight lengths at intermission. Our White Knight (Miller) did cut in that passing the three-quarters, but the outcome was even more death-and-taxes than death-and-taxes.
 
Gimpanzee won by 3¾ lengths, with Out White Knight safely second over Certify (Jeff Gregory). Fourth went to Captain Krupnik, as his break wasn't as costly as the other three misbehavers...even though all four were 'distanced' in the chart.      
 
Gimpanzee, a son of Chapter Seven is trained by Marcus Melander for Delray Beach co-owners Courant Inc. and  S R F Stable, has won his half-dozen starts by a combined 23¼ lengths. The exacta paid $23.20, the triple returned $222 and the superfecta paid $920.
 
"He's done nothing wrong and tonight was the same," Sears said.
 
The Raceway hosts the $1.8 million New York Night of Champions Saturday night, Sept. 21st, with eight, $225,000 divisional finals.   
 
Friday night's $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace was won by Medusa (Sears, $6.60) in 1:52,  the lady's 35th career victory in her 120th start. 

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  Yonkers Altering September Live Racing Dates
Posted by: Admin - 09-15-2018, 04:30 AM - Forum: Harness Racing - No Replies

YONKERS ALTERING SEPTEMBER LIVE RACING DATES
FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway
 
YONKERS, NY, Friday, September 14, 2018—Yonkers Raceway is altering its September racing dates.
 
In preparation for the Saturday, Sept. 22nd, New York Night of Champions, the Raceway shall be dark Friday night, Sept. 21st. This was necessitated by the use the paddock as a detention area for the Night of Champions participants.
 
The make up the date, Yonkers is racing Wednesday, Sept. 26th, with a usual night post of 6:50 PM.
 
We apologize for the late notice and appreciate everyone’s cooperation.

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  Dancer Hall victorious again in Woodbine Preferred
Posted by: Admin - 09-12-2018, 02:15 AM - Forum: Harness Racing - No Replies

Dancer Hall victorious again in Woodbine Preferred

Dancer Hall flexed his muscles to win Tuesday’s (Sept. 11) C$34,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

A deep field of 10, featuring Maple Leaf Trot finalists Ariana G, Dancer Hall, Pinkman and Warrawee Roo, clashed in this week’s edition of the top-level trot.

Paul Reid trainee Dancer Hall, making his first start since finishing fourth in the Maple Leaf Trot, came first-up on the far turn for driver Sylvain Filion after a relatively soft opening half and ground his way to a 1:53.3 score.

Longshot B Yoyo sprinted off the wings of the gate from post 10, securing the early lead and posting a :28 opening quarter. Double millionaire Ariana G floated away from post eight and worked her way to the top, clearing entering the backstretch.

After posting a :57 half, Ariana G carried the lead around the far turn and by the three-quarter pole in 1:25.4, while Dancer Hall was working his way closer after committing first-up from fifth.

In the stretch, Ariana G tried to fight off Dancer Hall, but surrendered the lead entering the final eighth of the mile. Several others put themselves in the mix for a top spot, as B Yoyo slipped up the rail, while Dunbar Hall, who got a three-hole trip, was searching for room behind the leader and Warrawee Roo was on the far outside after being second-over.

Dancer Hall reached the wire first to win by three-quarters of a length. Dunbar Hall found room late to finish second, while B Yoyo and Warrawee Roo were third and fourth, respectively.

Owned by 1187422 Ontario Inc, Dancer Hall scored his ninth win of the season and fifth in the Woodbine Preferred. The 4-year-old son of Deweycheatumnhowe, who earned his 17th career victory, paid $4.60 to win.

Live racing resumes Thursday (Sept. 13) at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7:10 p.m.

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  Kaitlyn N repeats, Kirby triples at Harrington
Posted by: Admin - 09-12-2018, 02:14 AM - Forum: Harness Racing - No Replies

Kaitlyn N repeats, Kirby triples at Harrington

Nanticoke Racing, Josh Parker and Barry Spedden's Kaitlyn N ($5.00, Art Stafford Jr.) was a repeat winner Tuesday (Sept. 11) in 1:54 at Harrington Raceway in the featured $17,500 Mares Open.

Kaitlyn N, the 3-to-2 favorite, led most of the way from post position eight and held off pocket sitter Artrageous for a narrow win. Purrfect Bags was third. It was the ninth win of the year for the 5-year-old American Ideal mare.

On the undercard, Victor Kirby notched his third win on the program aboard sophomore filly Miss Choptank ($12.20), who recorded her third straight win for trainer Wayne Givens, who co-owns with Stephen Townsend. The Total Truth filly sprung a mild upset over 1-to-9 favorite On Your Six off a first-over trip in 1:53.2 for her 12th career win. Givens and Josh Green each had a training double on the card.

Allan Davis, Mike Cole and Russell Foster each had a driving double.

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  Season's best for Shesjustadelight N at Plainridge
Posted by: Admin - 09-12-2018, 02:12 AM - Forum: Harness Racing - No Replies

Season's best for Shesjustadelight N at Plainridge

After watching several in the field take their best shots early, Shesjustadelight N made her move and took control late en route to winning the $15,000 fillies and mares winners-over pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 11) over a rain-soaked track.

The front end was a hot piece of property, as the leaders changed hands fast and furiously. Empty Gesture (Chris Long) took an early lead before Watts Was I Drinkn (Jim Hardy) grabbed it from her at the quarter. But as soon as she hit the pylons, Show Runner (Greg Merton) was out and rolling and made the front as they passed under the wire for the first time. But positions were still up for grabs as the restless group of girls produced another attempting the front past the half.

Shesjustadelight N (Mitchell Cushing) was out and rolling into the second turn with Seventimesavirgin (Nick Graffam) following her. Shesjustadelight N got to Show Runner’s wheels at the five-eighths and stayed there until the three-quarter pole, when Show Runner started to tire. Around the final bend, Shesjustadelight N cleared the front and Seventimesavirgin tipped out for the stretch drive. But Shesjustadelight N had a one-length advantage and Cushing made sure it stayed that way, as he rocked her down to the wire to win in 1:51.4, which was a new seasonal mark for the mare.

It was the third win in only 14 starts this year for Shesjustadelight N ($3.80), who now has $51,600 on her card for owners Kevin Sywyk and Ron Cushing. Heidi Gibbs is the trainer.

Cushing had a big day at Plainridge, winning four races on the card. Besides Shesjustadelight N, Cushing also scored with Zoe Blue Chip (1:54.2, $17.60), Le Gambe (1:55.4, $4.40) and Freetime (1:54.2, $4.40).

Not to be overlooked, Jim Hardy also had a driving hat trick which included two horses that he also trains.

The sixth-race Wicked Hi-5 Pentafecta was finally hit. A 20-cent ticket on the straight combination of 6-9-2-5-8 returned $11,892.06.

The $1.3 million (est.) Massachusetts Sire Stakes will once again be contested at Plainridge Park starting in October. There will be three weeks of $25,000 (est.) preliminary legs starting on Oct. 1, with the $85,000 (est.) finals to be held on Oct. 30. For more information on the state-bred series, visit the Standardbred Owners of Massachusetts website.

Racing resumes at Plainridge Park on Thursday (Sept. 13) with post time at 2 p.m.

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  PA Champ Windy Corner Keeps Rolling In Keystone Classic At The Meadows
Posted by: Admin - 09-12-2018, 02:10 AM - Forum: Harness Racing - No Replies

PA CHAMP WINDY CORNER KEEPS ROLLING IN KEYSTONE CLASSIC AT THE MEADOWS


WASHINGTON, PA, Sept. 11, 2018 — Pennsylvania champion Windy Corner showed no signs of resting on her laurels in Tuesday's Keystone Classic at The Meadows, rolling to her third straight victory. The $97,699 stake for freshman filly trotters was contested over three divisions, with Sonnet Grace and Magical Beliefs taking the other divisions.

Windy Corner sprang a 12-1 upset in the Sept. 1 PA Sires Stakes final, but Mike Wilder steered the 3-5 favorite more aggressively Tuesday, sending her to the front at the quarter. She downed Navarone Hanover — the PA Stallion Series champ — by a length in 1:57.4, with Wizard Hawk third.

"She heard them coming and picked up the bit," Wilder said. "I drove her a couple times this year and had her in bad spots. I didn't want that to happen today. She really raced well."

Erv Miller trains the daughter of Yankee Glide-Wind Stroll, who now boasts $192,805 in career earnings, for Tony Holmes and Walter Zent.
Sonnet Grace had a disastrous PASS championship when she tried to run through the draw gate from post 9 and ultimately broke stride. She rebounded nicely for trainer/driver Rod Allen and Rod Allen Inc. in the Keystone Classic, reaching the point at her leisure and scoring in a stake-fastest and career-best 1:56.1. Fast Reaction was second, 3-1/4 lengths back while early leader Keystone Abbey earned show.

"She didn't give me any warning — just two steps and she tried to duck right out, and when I tried to steer her back, she ran," Allen said of the PASS misadventure of the daughter of Muscle Massive-I Believe, who soared over $100,000 in lifetime earnings. "But she's pretty fresh. She was a little grabby today, wanted to go, wanted to do it. She'll go to the Liberty Bell, and then we'll decide about the Breeders Crown."

After her tough beat in the PASS final — she lost to Windy Corner by a nose — Magical Beliefs looked the best on paper. Indeed, the daughter of Cantab Hall-Frisky Magic was unhurried until Tim Tetrick moved her from third down the backside. She blew past the leader, Rush Lane, and prevailed in 1:57.2, 1-1/4 lengths better than Fate Smiled. Explosive Mel completed the ticket.

"She's a sweetheart; she makes my job really easy," Tetrick said. "A lot of times I've had to put her on the front, but today, they were going enough, and she'll always pass horses. So I was pretty confident. I never pulled her plugs."

Linda Toscano conditions Magical Beliefs, a career winner of $151,686 who has finished first or second in all seven career starts, for Highland Green Farms, South Mountain Stables and R-And-I Farms.

$88,100 Keystone Classic — 2-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Pace

Captain Victorious and Volley Ball Beach captured divisions in Tuesday's companion feature.

After his fourth-place finish in the PASS championship, Captain Victorious was hammered down to 2-5 — and he looked the part. The son of Captain Treacherous-Belclare idled outside until the field lined up, then bulled to the top and drew away, triumphing by 5-1/4 lengths for Andy Miller in 1:52.3. No Mas Amor and Actor Hanover were second and third, respectively.

"I kind of wanted to cut it, so when they settled, I took off and went to the front with him," Miller said. "He relaxes pretty good on the front, but when they come at him, he'll zip up a little bit. He's a lazy horse, but he responds when you ask him. He'll probably go to Lexington next; he's not staked late."

Captain Victorious sent his earnings north of $100,000 for trainer Julie Miller and owners Andy Miller Stable, Jean Goehlen and Caroll Huffman.

Although Volley Ball Beach's chances were abetted by breaks from the favorites, Crimson And Chrome and Captain Panko, his uncovered power move to the front for Tony Hall was impressive nonetheless. He scored by 3/4 lengths over Loutenant in 1:54, with Union Station third.

"He's a fast horse, but he doesn't have the best mouth, so it makes it difficult sometimes for Tony to sit with him," said Norm Parker, who trains the son of Somebeachsomewhere-Alladorable for owner/breeder Bob Key. "He's staked to a lot of things; we'll just see where we go."
Hall and Wilder each enjoyed a triple on the 13-race card.

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  KYSS sophomores race at The Red Mile
Posted by: Admin - 09-11-2018, 02:07 AM - Forum: Harness Racing - No Replies

KYSS sophomores race at The Red Mile

The postponed third and last $30,000 leg of the Kentucky Sires Stakes for 3-year-olds was raced on Monday (Sept. 10) at The Red Mile on a cool, overcast evening with the track rated “good”. There was no wagering on the races due to the postponement.

American History went another big mile Monday, going under the wire in hand to Yannick Gingras with the greatest of ease in 1:49. The pair settled in fifth early as first Decoy (Marcus Johansson) then Thinkbig Dreambig (Jimmy Takter) ripped off fast fractions, then came uncovered and went right by the leader just off the last turn and opened up a long lead while restrained. Grand Teton (Andy McCarthy) went another big trip here to be second and Rush To Judgement (Matt Kruger) was third.

Tony Alagna trains the winner, a son of American Ideal, for owners Brittany Farms (also the breeder), Marvin Katz and American History Racing. He went through the ring at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale for $150,000.

The colt trot was won by Classichap in 1:53.2, driven by Corey Callahan for trainer Trond Smedshammer. Callahan left for position and was rewarded with an up close view of the speed duel that developed just in front as Eurobond (Domenico Cecere) and Wolfgang (Yannick Gingras) traded blows through the 1:23.4 three-quarters. From there it was easy with an opening at the rail providing a clear path to victory. EL Platinum (Marcus Johansson) rallied up for the place and Wolfgang won the showdown for third.

Classichap is owned by the Purple Haze Stable who bought him from breeder Hayley Moore at the Lexington sale for $95,000. He went over $100,000 in career earnings with Monday night’s win.

The first of two pacing filly divisions got things underway and Cuts Like A Knife (Marcus Miller) was the winner for local connections, trainer Kevin Thomas and owners Cotton, Francine and Julie Nash. Marcus took the uncovered route with the filly rolling up on Hurikane Express (Corey Callahan) around the second turn and wearing that one down late for the win. Cabowabocuttie (Pete Wrenn) was third. Diamond Creek Farm bred the winner, a $55,000 LSYS purchase.

Lindy Farms continued their strong roll in the KYSS program by winning with yet another homebred, this one the Somebeachsomewhere filly Belle in a career best equaling 1:53.2. Marcus Miller picked up the drive with the defection of David Miller after Sunday night’s cancelation and gave Belle a perfect steer, landing the pocket behind eventual second place finisher Neverforgetwhour (Elliott Deaton) and getting out just when she needed to for a half-length success. Fine Art (Callahan) was third. Belle is trained by Domenico Cecere.

Gingras also drove Ciao Dolce to a win in the first filly trotting race for trainer Bob Stewart in 1:55. Yannick sat in third as Lily Stride (Marcus Miller) cut the fractions, found a seam in the stretch then wore that rival down in the drive. Bandol Rose (Charlie Norris) was third. Kjell Andersen owns the winner, a $300,000 LSYS graduate bred by Steve Stewart, Donald Robinson and Black Creek Farm.

Pat Matters, catch driven by Jimmy Takter for trainer Paul Kelley, took the second filly trot split in a new record for her of 1:54.2. Takter sat chilly as first Nixie Volo (Callahan) then Live Laugh Love (Wrenn) took turns on the lead through moderate fractions then split rivals late with good trot to get up. Nixie Volo held second and Supergirl Riley (Marcus Miller) closed to be third. The Patricia Stable bred and owns the winner, an Explosive Matter filly.

The $2 million finals of the KYSS are a part of the championship card on Sept. 16 that has a first-race post time of 3 p.m. The Fayette County Fair will run from noon until 6 p.m. Admission is free and the fair will include food trucks, local craft breweries, bourbon tastings and an arts and crafts market.

Several music acts will play on two stages (one inside and one outside), with rising country star and Lexington native Walker Montgomery, Avery Crabtree and Conch Republic among the performers. Montgomery is slated to perform on the outdoor stage from 4-6 p.m. The racing program will kick off with a horse parade of various breeds and the Harness Horse Youth Foundation will offer hands-on equine experiences.

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  Q's Cruise takes Harrrington feature; Francis and Teagues score hat trick
Posted by: Admin - 09-11-2018, 02:06 AM - Forum: Harness Racing - No Replies

Q's Cruise takes Harrrington feature; Francis and Teagues score hat trick

Q's Cruise ($4.80, Ross Wolfenden) captured the Monday (Sept. 10) feature at Harrington Raceway with a 1:51.3 triumph in an $11,000 Open II for pacers.

Owned by Jo Ann Looney-King, it was the second win of the season for the 4-year-old Yankee Cruiser gelding.

Q's Cruise set all the fractions from post position three and held off a fierce charge from Hi Sir for the win, the 11th in his career for trainer Jim King Jr.

Trainer Clyde Francis teamed with driver Montrell Teague and owner George Teague Jr. with three wins on the card as GWT ($3.40), Transitioning Joy ($4) and Daiymir ($2.20) were all victorious as popular public betting choices.

Live racing continues on a Monday through Wednesday schedule until Oct. 24.

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  Wings Of Royalty ties track trot mark at Plainridge Park
Posted by: Admin - 09-11-2018, 02:05 AM - Forum: Harness Racing - No Replies

It was déjà vu all over again for Wings Of Royalty who followed the same script he did three weeks ago; going wire-to-wire to win the $15,000 Open Handicap Trot at Plainridge Park and doing it in track record time.

It was all Wings Of Royalty (Shawn Gray) from start to finish. Gray rushed him out to the lead and then set fast fractions of :26.4, :55.4 and 1:24.3 by almost two lengths before rounding the far turn and trotting home alone in :28.4 to win in 1:53.2.

The winning time ties the track record for older trotting horses that he set on Aug. 23.

The Massachusetts-bred Wings Of Royalty ($3.00) won his fifth straight race (three of which were at Plainridge) and sixth of the year for owner Ray Campbell Jr. George Ducharme is the trainer.

Driver Shawn Gray had the hot hand on Monday, winning four races on the card. Besides Wings Of Royalty, he got across with Stingy (1:59, $4.40), Storyofmylife (1:55.4, $2.80) and Secret Delight (1:55.2, $6.80).

The Wicked Hi-5 Pentafecta pool continues to grow with no winner again on Monday. So Tuesday (Sept. 11) there will be a carryover of $10,380 available in the Wicked Hi-5 wager in the sixth race. Post time for the first race is 2 p.m.

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  Kate's Massive Wins 5th Straight In Keystone Classic At The Meadows
Posted by: Admin - 09-11-2018, 01:59 AM - Forum: Harness Racing - No Replies

KATE'S MASSIVE WINS 5TH STRAIGHT IN KEYSTONE CLASSIC AT THE MEADOWS


WASHINGTON, PA, Sept. 10, 2018 — PA Stallion Series champ Kate's Massive rolled through the slop to his fifth straight victory in Monday's $92,499 Keystone Classic at The Meadows. The stake for freshman colt and gelding trotters was contested over three divisions, with Prospect Hill and Ginger Tree Skyr taking the other splits.

Kate's Massive hasn't lost since a fourth-place finish in a July 16 stallion series leg, and he showed that his form remains strong despite Monday's trying conditions. He vaulted to the front for trainer/driver Ray Paver and held off the pocket-sitting Ravel by a length in 1:58.2, with the first-over Innisfallen third.

"He's pretty lazy on the front," said Paver of Harry and Iris Horowitz' homebred son of Muscle Massive-Sister Kate. "I kept yelling at him, but he didn't really seem to care.

Paver indicated Kate's Massive will carry his winning streak over to next year as he has no more races scheduled this season.
"If he's good enough, there's plenty of money next year," Paver said.

Prospect Hill swept all four preliminary PA Sires Stakes legs and, as part of an entry, was the even-money favorite in the $253,000 final. But he made a rare break and had to settle for fifth. He made amends Monday when he notched a facile front-end victory for Andy Miller in a stake-fastest 1:57. Andovers Asset was 5-1/2 lengths back in second while Crossfit completed the ticket.

"He just kind of lost his focus a little bit in the final, but he was fine afterwards," Miller said. "It was an uncharacteristic thing last week. He picked a bad time to do it. The track's pretty tiring today, and he was a little tired. I just kept him to his task."

He indicated Prospect Hill would be pointed to the Standardbred at the Delaware County Fair or the Grand Circuit meeting at the Red Mile. Julie Miller conditions the son of Muscle Hill-Louise Kemp, who lifted his career bankroll to $158,233, for Stroy Inc.

Ginger Tree Skyr left alertly to stalk Klutzy from the pocket, then blew by in the lane for Tim Tetrick to defeat Klutzy by 1-1/2 lengths in 1:58. Nextroundsonme earned show.

"He trotted well on the off track, and he got by a decent horse in the lane," Tetrick said. "He trots, he's willing — those are always good things. Hopefully he gets a little stronger and a little more speed."

Sam Beegle, who trains the son of Explosive Matter-Up Front Annika for Ginger Tree Ventures and Donald Marean, said the colt is eligible for the Simpson, the Liberty Bell and the Breeders Crown.

$92,700 Keystone Classic — 2-Year-Old Filly Pacers
Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. and trainer Ron Burke teamed for three wins on the 13-race card, including a sweep of this stake with She's Allright and Sweet Chrome, the latter scoring at a juicy 22-1.

She's Allright raced well in sires states but was bothered by intermittent breaks. She put it all together in the Keystone Classic, overpowering Rockn Philly with a first-over move and defeating her by 2-3/4 lengths in a sharp 1:52.4, with Pretty N Fast third.

"Last week she was so full of pace she ran over top of them (and broke)," Burke said. "I knew she'd be good today. She'll be a real good filly by next year, a top filly. She's eligible to everything this year except the She's A Great Lady."

Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Michelle Yanek and Phil Collura campaign the daughter of Sweet Lou-Atsallrite Hanover, who soared over $100,000 in career earnings.

Sweet Chrome trailed by 3 lengths at the top of the stretch but found another gear, roaring by Darn Tootn Hanover to down her by a head in 1:55.1. Pace Baby Pace, also trained by Burke, finished third.

"She got home really well," Wrenn said. "Ron said to just trip her out, and she paced home a thousand."

Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, M1 Stable and Jack Piatt III own the daughter of Sweet Lou-Camille.

In the $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot, PL Jerico found late racing room and surged at the wire to prevail in 1:55.2 for Wrenn, Burke, Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi. The 5-year-old Manofmanymissions-Corinas Mission gelding now sports a lifetime bankroll of $217.080.

Stake racing continues Tuesday at The Meadows, when the program features a pair of Keystone Classics — a $97,699 stake for freshman filly trotters and an $88,100 event for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers. First post is 1:05 PM.

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