After Meadows track announcer Roger Huston literally flipped the switch to turn the lights on for the first time since 2007, Jans Luck made it three in a row Monday when she effectively used a second-quarter breather to capture the $27,500 filly and mare preferred handicap pace in 1:52.4.
Assigned post position eight, Jans Luck had to labour for the lead through an opening panel of 27.1, but when Dave Palone was able to slow the second quarter to a comfortable 30 seconds flat, that was all the help the five-year-old daughter of Camluck-Jans Scooter needed. She scored in 1:52.4, a neck better than Natalie, who surpassed $200,000 in career earnings with her place finish. Osbornes Gypsy was third.
Burke trains Jans Luck, who pushed her lifetime bankroll to $677,228, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, JJK Stables and M1 Stable.
The Monday card brought the implementation of a 10 percent purse increase for most classes as well as the return to evening racing. As darkness fell before the filly and mare preferred handicap pace, Huston was accorded the honor of throwing the switch to officially activate the new lights. (The Meadows)