Cowgirl Hall collected her fifth victory in the last eight starts when she shot the Lightning Lane to capture Thursday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.
Cowgirl Hall zipped to the lead from post 7 but willingly accepted the pocket when a parked-out Victory Is Coming finally made the front. The 5-year-old daughter of Cash Hall-Centerfold Hall knifed into the Lightning Lane for Dave Palone and scored in 1:53.1, ½ length better than her stablemate, Waiting On A Woman. Trustworthy Kid rallied wide for show.
Ron Burke trains Cowgirl Hall, who extended her career bankroll to $588,463, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Jack Piatt III and Michael Rosenthal. It was one of seven victories for Palone, including three for Burke, on the 15-race card. (The Meadows)