Promisemethis takes Meadows series final
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Used twice in the mile, Promisemethis still had plenty in reserve Wednesday at The Meadows as she captured the $29,500 championship of the Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares.
Dan Rawlings hustled Promisemethis to the three hole from post 7 and didn’t hesitate to send the 3-year-old daughter of Chip Chip Hooray-Promisemespring after the lead at the quarter.
"She’s real handy,” Rawlings said. "If you look at the program, every time we’ve raced her, we’ve raced her differently just to educate her. She has a long season, and she’ll have to learn to race in every direction. But she’ll be all right in every aspect. We were going for a little bit more money, so we didn’t want to take any chances. That’s why we tried her on the front end.”
Promisemethis had little trouble sailing home in 1:59, a length better than Kandian Klub. Southwind Diva finished third. Promisemethis has won seven of nine career starts for trainer Rick Beinhauer, who along with Regina Beinhauer bred and owns the filly.
In the $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace, D Mac made it three straight, despite a double class jump, when he triumphed in a career-best 1:51.3. Moveoutofmyway, who saw his own three-race winning streak snapped, was a game second, 1-1/4 lengths back, with Object Of Art third.
Mike Wilder drove the 4-year-old McArdle-Art Amour gelding for trainer Dane Snyder and owners Bret Greiner, John Valdisera and Joseph Fortunato. Wilder piloted four winners and Dave Palone three on the 12-race card.