Wednesday’s (March 27) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from The Meadows and Saratoga Casino and Raceway.
Promisemethis is an easy victor in Meadows series final
Washington, PA --- Used twice in the mile, Promisemethis still had plenty in reserve Wednesday at The Meadows as she captured the $29,500 championship of the Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares.
Dan Rawlings hustled Promisemethis to the three hole from post seven and didn’t hesitate to send the 3-year-old daughter of Chip Chip Hooray-Promisemespring after the lead at the quarter.
“She’s real handy,” Rawlings said. “If you look at the program, every time we’ve raced her, we’ve raced her differently just to educate her. She has a long season, and she’ll have to learn to race in every direction. But she’ll be all right in every aspect. We were going for a little bit more money, so we didn’t want to take any chances. That’s why we tried her on the front end.”
Promisemethis had little trouble sailing home in 1:59, a length better than Kandian Klub. Southwind Diva finished third. Promisemethis has won seven of nine career starts for trainer Rick Beinhauer, who along with Regina Beinhauer bred and owns the filly.
In the $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace, D Mac made it three straight, despite a double class jump, when he triumphed in a career-best 1:51.3. Moveoutofmyway, who saw his own three-race winning streak snapped, was a game second, 1-1/4 lengths back, with Object Of Art third.
Mike Wilder drove the 4-year-old McArdle-Art Amour gelding for trainer Dane Snyder and owners Bret Greiner, John Valdisera and Joseph Fortunato.
Wilder piloted four winners and Dave Palone three on the 12-race card.
-- Evan Pattak
Saratoga Casino and Raceway
Keltic Dragon continued her winning streak on Wednesday as the pacing mare’s upset victory knocked many out of the weekly Pick-5 in the wager’s first leg. Keltic Dragon (Allamerican Native) rode a modest two race win streak into the Wednesday tilt, which would see her begin from post eight for the second straight start. Greg Merton left a bit with the 4-year-old mare who found a spot midpack before making a power move in the third quarter and drawing clear to win in 1:59. The victory for Keltic Dragon came at odds of 31-1, eliminating many from the Pick-5. The wager was hit though and returned $1,284.50 on a $1 bet. When the Pick-5 is not hit, there is no consolation payout so there is a carryover to the following Wednesday night.