220-1 winner lights up Meadows toteboard
April 28, 2016
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A competitive conditioned trot at The Meadows Wednesday turned into something unusual when the pocket-sitting Our Rail Fantasy exploded the tote board, scoring at 220-1. For a $2 across-the-board ticket, Our Rail Fantasy returned a cool $769.60.
Owner/driver Tom Svrcek guided Our Rail Fantasy to the pocket, where he followed Xtatic Hanover until midstretch. He edged away late to defeat Xtatic Hanover by a neck in 1:55.1. Tom Davis conditions the 10-year-old Beat The Rail-Fantasy Hanover gelding, who extended his career bankroll to $147,549.
In Wednesday's feature, the $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, Call For Justice followed cover willingly, then blazed through the lane to score in 1:53.3 — a lifetime mark.
Call For Justice was away seventh for Dave Palone but picked up live cover from the first-over Classicality, who relentlessly wore down the leader, Tamarind. Call For Justice tipped off cover around the final turn and blew by Classicality, downing him by 1-1/4 lengths. I Know My Chip finished third. Ron Burke trains Call For Justice, a 4-year-old son of Justice Hall-Mika's Mazurka who now boasts $187,454 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC.
Jim Pantaleano, Dan Rawlings, Burke and Palone each enjoyed a double on the 13-race card. (The Meadows)