Lakeisha Hall takes Meadows Open Mare Pace
February 13, 2020
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Lakeisha Hall pounced on the leaders with a quick backside burst and went on to capture Wednesday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.
Lakeisha Hall zipped to the front for Dave Palone and stretched out her early challengers, Touchamatic and McDazzle, to the three-eighths before yielding. Thus, when Lakeisha Hall attacked, that early duo was vulnerable. Lakeisha Hall downed McDazzle — her stablemate — by 1/2 length in 1:52.4 over a "good" surface while Dark Force rallied for show.
Ron Burke trains Lakeisha Hall, a 7-year-old daughter of Third Straight-Lantana Hall who now boasts $757,989 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Jack Piatt II.
Tony Hall collected three wins on the 13-race card, including a pair for trainer Scott Betts.
After multiple carryovers, Wednesday's Super Hi-5 was hit, returning $17,889.08. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Friday, first post 1:05 PM.--By Evan Pattak/Meadows Standardbred Owners Association