Captain Sully lands another at The Meadows
October 20, 2009
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Captain Sully made a confident move to the front past the quarter pole, and strode out to an effortless, two-length victory in a division of the A.W. Capone Memorial Series for freshman colt and gelding trotters on Monday at The Meadows, stamping himself as the favorite in next week’s $20,000 added final.
Mr. Caviar and Most Wanted Lindy also captured $12,000 splits in the series’ second leg.
Captain Sully entered the series a five race maiden, but had gained valuable experience in the New York Sire Stakes. He handily won his Meadows debut last week in the series opener, and had little trouble repeating after Dave Palone sent him on his decisive move.
He prevailed in 1:58.2, with Ellisarro Hanover saving place over the closing American Pegasus. Bill Zendt trains Captain Sully, a son of Conway Hall-Too Good For You, for Stable 45.
In the $27,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred Handicap pace, Spring Break ended an uncharacteristically long drought with a 9-1 Lightning Lane victory, in 1:52.3, for Mike Wilder, trainer Randy Bendis and owners Joann and Joe Thomson. Natalie was one-half length back, in second, while Jans Luck rallied for third.
The 5-year-old daughter of Dream Away-Siobhan pushed her career bankroll to $487,021 with the win.
Palone and Bendis each fashioned a four-bagger on the 16-race card. (The Meadows)