Dapper Dude game in 13th win of year
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Dapper Dude collected his 13th win this season when he withstood the determined challenge of Meadowbrook Tiger and captured Saturday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.
Dapper Dude retook the lead for Aaron Merriman following a swift :26.3 quarter only to face the menacing Meadowbrook Tiger, who gained steadily through the final turn. Dapper Dude shook loose in midstretch and scored in 1:53.3, a length better than the rallying Sam Hill, while Meadowbrook Tiger saved show.
Bill Bercury trains Dapper Dude, an 8-year-old son of The Panderosa-Dress To Suggest who now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $1,178,280, for Renee Bercury.
Dave Palone, Jim Pantaleano and trainer Ron Burke each fashioned a three-bagger on the 12-race card.