TSM Photo Bugger, locked in a quarter-mile duel with Big And Little, finally inched away in deep stretch to capture Wednesday's $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.
TSM Photo Bugger sat comfortably in third down the backside stalking Big And Little, who was stung in a :27.3 opening quarter. When Mike Wilder tipped TSM Photo Bugger off the cones first-over, it set the stage for the protracted battle that didn't end until TSM Photo Bugger put away his game rival and scored in 1:54.4. The rallying Rembrandt Spur was second, a neck back, while Big And Little saved show.
Jan Fread trains TSM Photo Bugger, a 6-year-old son of SJ's Photo-Rewarding Wink who extended his career bankroll to $310,743, for owner/breeder Ted Tomson.
Dave Palone drove four winners on the 12-race card while Wilder enjoyed a triple. (The Meadows)