Trotslikethewind, a 7-year-old mare by Pegasus Spur, captured the $22,500 Preferred Trot for fillies and mares at The Meadows Monday afternoon. Action-Broadway, last year's Dan Patch Trotting Mare of the Year, was lined up in the fifth spot on the gate in her 2012 debut, but she was rough gaited and then launched into a full gallop at the start, taking herself out of the race.
Trotslikethewind, who was driven by Tony Hall, got away third at the pylons. Hall tipped the mare to the outside just before the opening quarter (:28) and they cleared to the lead in front of the grandstand. From there Trotslikethewind carved out panels of :56.1 and 1:25.2. Kandor Hanover made a move to get into the race, but finished a non-threatening second.
Trotslikethewind now has three wins in eight starts this season and $40,500 in earnings.