Biletnikoff wins at Meadows after 10-week layoff
November 29, 2011
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Showing no ill effects from a 10-week layoff, Biletnikoff took advantage of live cover to capture Tuesday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.
When Tuneariffic came first-over after the leader, Windsong Gorgeous, Biletnikoff followed. Under Aaron Merriman’s urging, the 7-year-old Keystone Raider-Strikadeeze gelding vaulted around Tuneariffic to down that rival by a neck in 1:54.4 over a “sloppy” surface. Jojo N Goliath shot the Lightning Lane for show.
Paul Kennedy trains Biletnikoff, who extended his career bankroll to $635,154, for Markus Ernst.
Dave Palone drove five winners — four for trainer Ron Burke — on the 15-race card. (The Meadows)