Wu Long, Palone Headline Meadows Card
Wu Long made short work of her Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot field at The Meadows, gliding through the slop to capture her second straight series victory.
Seduce A Stranger and Miss E Claire took the other $12,000 splits in Tuesday’s second leg of the event for three and four-year-old fillies and mares.
Wu Long got away fifth for Dave Palone, but when she quarter-poled to the lead, the race for win was effectively over. Mercer County was second, two and three-quarter lengths back, with Rompaway Gypsy third.
Rob Harmon conditions the four-year-old daughter of Explosive Matter-Strong Tea for Harmon Racing Stable and Knightstalker Stable.
It was one of six wins for Palone on the 14-race card, each for a different trainer: Scot Davidson, Paul Kennedy, Gerald Lee Jr., Mike Palone, Bill Popp and Harmon.
In the $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace, Royal Heart had to battle for the early lead, but had enough left to down the closing Sweet Talkin Satin by a head in 1:53 on a surface upgraded to “good.” Mattamerican earned show.
Eric Goodell piloted the four-year-old Royal Art-BJs Sunrise gelding, who was won four of eight starts this year, for Kennedy and owners Denise Dennis and Dolne Farm Services.