Given a second-quarter breather, Visible Gold clicked off the back half in a nifty :55.1 en route to his second straight victory in Thursday's $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.
Visible Gold had to work hard for the lead through a 26.4 opening panel. But when Dave Palone was able to give him a more leisurely 29.2 second quarter, Visible Gold got the pick-me-up he needed. He scored in 1:51.2, a length better than the pocket-sitting Pop Cop, with Somewhere With You third.
Ron Burke trains Visible Gold, a 6-year-old son of Bettor's Delight-Gabrielle who now boasts $286,534 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and RTC Stables.
Tony Hall, Wilbur Yoder and Palone each piloted three winners on the 15-race program.
After a break for the holiday, live racing at The Meadows resumes Monday with a 16-race card highlighted by a $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallions Series stake for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers. (The Meadows)