Fox Valley Charm wins up Lightning Lane
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Fox Valley Charm stalked the leader, Shady Caroline, from the pocket, then kicked by in the Lightning Lane to capture Monday’s $15,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.
Shady Caroline threw down a sharp 1:24.1 three-quarters that discouraged the outside challengers. But she couldn’t shake Fox Valley Charm, who knifed inside for Dan Rawlings and defeated her by a neck in 1:52.1. Shark Gal was a ground-saving third.
Dirk Simpson trains Fox Valley Charm, a 5-year-old daughter of Yankee Skyscaper-Fox Valley Cherub who lifted her lifetime bankroll to $210,735, for Peter Karras.
Dave Palone piloted three winners, including a pair for trainer Ron Burke, on the 13-race card.