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Kingofthejungle takes Meadows pace feature

February 25, 2017

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Kingofthejungle waited patiently in the pocket behind the dueling leaders, then blazed through the Lightning Lane to score the 9-1 upset in Saturday’s (Feb. 25) $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.

While Mykindachip was fending off the first-over challenge of Latest Desire, Kingofthejungle and Tony Hall kept up, waiting for the opportunity to strike. They found it inside, where Kingofthejungle overtook Mykindachip and downed him by a head in 1:53.1. Unlocked also shot the Lightning Lane to earn show.

Jack Smith trains Kingofthejungle, a 6-year-old Well Said-Allamerican Calico gelding who now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $395,291, for Fox Racing Inc. and Darius Oshidar.

Hall collected four wins and Aaron Merriman three on the 12-race card. (The Meadows)

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