Wu Long, Palone Headline Meadows Card

Published: March 11, 2015 07:29 pm EDT

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.

(The Meadows)