Lady Ping strolled through a comfortable :59 first half that kept the 1-5 favorite, Barn Girl, at bay, and rolled to an easy victory in Tuesday’s (Dec. 19) $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.
Once Dave Palone gave Lady Ping that leisurely half, neither the first-over bid of Classical Annie nor the Lightning Lane charge of Barn Girl was effective. Lady Ping triumphed in 1:56, 3/4 lengths better than Barn Girl, while Classical Annie held show.
Ron Burke trains Lady Ping, a 5-year-old daughter of Muscle Mass-Ping Putter who vaulted over $200,000 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC.
Mike Wilder and Palone each fashioned a triple on the 13-race card. (The Meadows)