Dew N Doughnuts followed live cover down the backside, then blew by in the lane to capture Friday's $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace at The Meadows.
The 6-5 favorite, Dew N Doughnuts was away fifth for Mike Wilder before riding the bumper of Uncle Goodfellow, a Meadows newcomer. Uncle Goodfellow cleared to the lead in the final turn, but Dew N Doughnuts was stronger in the stretch, downing Uncle Goodfellow by 2-1/4 lengths, with Odin Blue Chip third. Dew N Doughnuts clicked off the final quarter in :27.3 en route to his victory in 1:51.2, matching his lifetime mark.
Norm Parker trains Dew N Doughnuts, a 4-year-old son of Real Desire-Artbitration who extended his career bankroll to $117,525, for breeder-owner Thomas Klosky Jr.
Tony Hall drove four winners on the 14-race card while Brian Zendt and Wilder each enjoyed a triple.
At Vernon Downs, Mr. Web Page (Muscles Yankee-India Hall) scored his win in three starts in the month of June in the $10,000 Friday feature race.
Both of Mr. Web Page's wins have come at the Open I trotting level and both have come with trainer-driver Roman Lopez in the bike. Lopez sent Mr. Web Page right to the front at the start but had to sit the pocket trip after War Hero (Howard Okusko Jr.) rolled up to take the lead before the field made it to the backstretch. War Hero then proceeded to dictate matters until the field made it to the stretch.
At this point, he drifted away from the inside, which allowed Mr. Web Page plenty of space to rally up fora victory by a head in 1:54.4. A Penny Earned (Chris Lems), who was sent off as the favorite in the race, followed Mr. Web Page up the inside to claim third place from Evil Urges (Jimmy Whittemore). Evil Urges actually attacked to the outside of War Hero after the half-mile mark, but his effort stalled and he had to settle for fourth.
Mr. Web Page is owned by Helping Hands Stables of Woodburn, Indiana. (The Meadows & Vernon)