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Rising MVP upsets at 7-1 at The Meadows

December 13, 2019
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Rising MVP pounced on the tiring leaders in the Lightning Lane to pull off a 7-1 upset in Friday’s co-feature at The Meadows, a $13,500 conditioned trot.
 
As Bluebird Jesse and White Tiger swapped the lead, Rising MVP found himself pinned inside and shuffled to fifth. But when the Lightning Lane beckoned, the 4-year-old My MVP-Nutmegs Winner gelding poured through for Wilbur Yoder and triumphed in 1:55.3 over a “good” surface. Bluebird Jesse saved place, three-quarters of a length back, with Bank Guard third.
 
William Daugherty Jr. trains Rising MVP, who boosted his career bankroll to $243,067, for Susan Daugherty.
 
In Friday’s companion feature, a $13,500 Conditioned Pace, Statham N prevailed in 1:53.3 for Tony Hall, trainer Sarah Andrews and owners Jeffrey Fought, Brian Carsey, David Fought and Casey Myers.
 
Mike Wilder collected five wins on the 13-race card, including a pair for trainer Paul Corey. With three wins, Tony Hall lifted his career total to 5,995. (The Meadows)
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