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Lakeisha Hall takes pocket trip to victory

July 24, 2018

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Racing off a five-week layoff, Lakeisha Hall got the pocket trip she needed before barreling through the Lightning Lane to capture Tuesday’s (July 24) $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.

Fox Valley Charm took the field into the final turn but was attacked outside by McDazzle and inside by Lakeisha Hall, who edged Fox Valley Charm by a head in 1:52. McDazzle was a close-up third.

Ron Burke trains the 5-year-old daughter of Third Straight-Lantana Hall, who extended her career bankroll to $539,879, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi and Jack Piatt II. It was one of four wins on the 13-race card for Palone.

In Tuesday’s companion feature, an $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot, Wind Of The North won his third straight, a front-end jog in 1:54.1, for Aaron Merriman and owner/trainer Bill Bercury. The 8-year-old Cantab Hall-Talk To The Wind gelding now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $943,848.

Live racing at The Meadows continues Wednesday, when the program includes a $12,500 total-pool guarantee for the Pick-5, a $7,500 total-pool guarantee for the Pick-4 and a $3,560.80 jackpot in the Super High 5. First post is 1:05 p.m. (The Meadows)

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