Out at the three-eighths, Certified Ideal wore down the leader and drew off to a comfortable victory in Monday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.
Although she was uncovered, Certified Ideal relentlessly pursued Blissfull Romance, putting her away before the three-quarters. The 4-year-old daughter of Western Ideal-Areba's Last easily held off the late bid of Phone Terror to defeat her by two lengths in 1:53.4 for Tony Hall. Mystic Karissa was third.
Randy Bendis trains Certified Ideal, who extended her career bankroll to $143,142, and owns with Mike Novosel Jr., Tom Pollack and James Walton.
Brett Miller drove four winners and Dave Palone three on the 15-race card. (The Meadows)