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Dapper Dude converts pocket trip to victory at The Meadows
Monday, March 20, 2017 - by Evan Pattak, for The Meadows

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Washington, PA---Dapper Dude stalked Mykindachip from the pocket, then blew by him in the lane to capture Monday’s (March 20) $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.

Dapper Dude chased Mykindachip through a 1:23 three-quarters before Aaron Merriman vacated the pocket and asked the millionaire for pace.

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Dapper Dude wore down Mykindachip  in for the 1:50.4 score.
The 8-year-old son of The Panderosa-Dress To Suggest responded by wearing down Mykindachip and downing him by 1-1/4 lengths in 1:50.4. Heavenly Knox shot the Lightning Lane for show. Bill Bercury trains Dapper Dude, who boosted his lifetime bankroll to $1,060,520, for Renee Bercury.

In Monday’s companion feature, the $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace, Rockin Rum Springa cut out a brutal 25.3 opening panel but had enough to hold on and triumph by 1/2 length in 1:52.1 for Eric Goodell, trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC.

Dime A Dance and Southwind Roulette, a Doug Snyder-trained entry, finished second and third, respectively.

A 4-year-old daughter of Rockin Image-Deferred Comp, Rockin Rum Springa now boasts $185,611 in career earnings.

Dave Palone piloted four winners on the 13-race card while Burke fashioned a triple.


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