Tequila Talkin springs 22-1 upset in Meadows open
August 05, 2019
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The longest shot in the field at 22-1, Tequila Talkin sustained a first-over bid that carried him to the upset in Monday’s $18,000 Open 1 Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Tony Hall collected six wins on the 13-race card.
When Tequila Talkin moved from fourth after the leader Barn Girl, it seemed only a matter of time before the venerable mare put him away. But the 4-year-old Cantab Hall-Margarita Nights gelding not only edged past Barn Girl late for Jim Pantaleano, but he also held off the rallying Try Try Again by a nose in 1:54.3. Barn Girl saved show.
Richard Perfido trains Tequila Talkin, who raised his lifetime bankroll to $112,852, for Thomas Mattingly.
Hall delivered a pair of victories for trainer Cory Kreiser and one each for Sarah Andrews, Rich Gillock, Bruce Riegle and Tim Twaddle. (MSOA)