Flowers N Songs remained undefeated in her three-race career when she overwhelmed the field in Wednesday’s opening leg of the Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot at The Meadows.
UF Lindsay Lou Who and Pink Pistol took the other $12,000 opening-leg splits. The series honours the late Mary Wohlmuth, longtime manager of the track’s iconic 2:00 Club.
Unraced at two, Flowers N Songs zipped to the front for Jim Pantaleano and never faced a serious challenge, drawing off to score in 1:58.1, seven lengths better than Lakeview Tammy. A Toastandcaviar was third. Rich Gillock trains the three-year-old homebred daughter of Deweycheatumnhowe-Pleasures Song for Bob Key.
In the $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, Trustworthy Kid enjoyed a better early seat than usual and used it to launch a winning second-over bid. He prevailed in 1:54.3 for Brian Zendt, trainer Lisa Dunn and owner/breeder Dunn Stable. The first-over Tamarind was second, half a length back, with Dunn Stable’s Redder Than Red third. The seven-year-old SJs Caviar-Penn Worthy Lane gelding now boasts $388,052 in career earnings.
Dave Palone piloted four winners and Eric Goodell three on the 15-race card.