Touchamatic parlays pocket trip into Meadows win
June 11, 2019
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Touchamatic, who saw her six-race winning streak snapped last week, took the first step to stringing together a new one when she exploded from the pocket lane to capture Tuesday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Open Pace at The Meadows.
Touchamatic was content to stalk from the pocket for Aaron Merriman and let the front-ending Medusa do the heavy lifting. As they straightened out of the final turn, however, Merriman cut Touchamatic loose, and the 5-year-old daughter of American Ideal-Perfect Touch was by far the fresher mare. She scored in 1:51, two lengths better than Medusa, while Keystone Riptide rallied for show.
Bill Bercury trains Touchamatic, who lifted her career bankroll to $296,662, for Renee Bercury.
Ronnie Wrenn Jr. and Merriman each piloted three winners on the 13-race program. (MSOA)