Up Front Dan takes Russell Series final
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Up Front Dan easily blew by Incredible Dragon, scorching the back half in :55.4 en route to victory in 1:54.2. Incredible Dragon saved place, 2-3/4 lengths back, while Really Lucky finished third.
Ron Burke trains the 4-year-old Dragon Again-She's A Daisy gelding for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Ed Mullinax. Palone noted that Burke has enjoyed a wee bit of success with another son of Dragon Again — Foiled Again, two-time Older Male Pacer of the Year and the richest pacer ever.
"I think it's safe to say that Up Front Dan won't go down in history as Ronnie's favorite Dragon Again,” he said. "But I think he'll make a useful horse.” (The Meadows)