Barn Girl captures Meadows trot feature
December 27, 2016
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Barn Girl quarter-poled to the lead, then held off the menacing challenge of Princess Pablano to capture Tuesday's (Dec. 27) $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Trot at The Meadows.
Barn Girl was on a seemingly easy lead at the three-quarters when she was confronted by the first-over Princess Pablano, who drew even into the final turn. Barn Girl dug deep for Aaron Merriman and prevailed in 1:56.2, a neck better than the game Princess Pablano. Unefoisdansmavie shot the Lightning Lane for show.
Bill Bercury trains Barn Girl, a 4-year-old daughter of Cash Hall-Turquoise Sweetie who won for the fourth time in her last five starts and extended her lifetime bankroll to $357,796, for Renee Bercury.
Dave Palone piloted three winners on the 14-race card, including a pair for trainer Ron Burke.
Because Wednesday's (Dec. 28) program at The Meadows closes the current meeting and the 2016 live racing schedule, no carryovers are permitted. Therefore, the Pick-4 (races four-seven) with a $5,000 total-pool guarantee), Pick-5 (races nine-13 with a $2,483.89 carryover from Tuesday) and the final superfecta on the card are all must pay. In addition, the day's first superfecta features a $3,886.26 carryover, as Tuesday's final superfecta was uncovered. (The Meadows)