Axios captured his second straight series win, and fourth consecutive victory overall, in Monday’s TSM Photo Bugger Trot at The Meadows. Frost Free Hanover and Jett Star also took $17,500 divisions in the event for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. The series championship is set for Monday, April 21.
Axios quarter-poled to the lead for Wilbur Yoder and held off the late challenge of the first-over Son Of A Ridge to defeat him by a half-length in 1:59.2 on a "good” surface. Hawaiian Phyr was third.
Rich Gillock trains Axios, a Malabar Millennium-P Town Girl gelding, and owns with Barbara Richardson.
In the $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace, Foxy Lady also stretched her winning streak to four with a facile front-end victory in 1:52.2 for driver Dave Palone, trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, JJK Stables and Phillip Collura. Doubelieveinmagic rallied for second, 1 1/2 lengths back, with Certified Ideal third.
A 6-year-old daughter of Real Desire-Judy Is A Fox, Foxy Lady pushed her career bankroll to $720,122. It was one of four wins on the 15-race card for Palone. (The Meadows)