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Lincolnjames captures Meadows Preferred

March 27, 2017

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Lincolnjames gobbled up the leader with a powerful first-over move, then drew off late to capture Monday’s $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.

Lincolnjames was fourth when Dave Palone sent him after Dapper Dude, who was rendered vulnerable by a 26.3 opening panel. The 6-year-old Northwest-Winbak Lucy gelding had little trouble clearing and opening a daylight lead. He triumphed in 1:51.1, 3-1/4 lengths better than 23-1 long shot Gallant Seelster, with Purdy Sam third.

Ron Burke trains Lincolnjames, who won for the third time in his last four starts and extended his career bankroll to $180,987, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC.

Jim Pantaleano collected four wins on the 13-race card while Dan Rawlings enjoyed a triple, including a pair of victories for trainer Dirk Simpson.

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