Valley Of Sin three-peats at The Meadows
December 22, 2016
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Abandoning his customary rallying style, Valley Of Sin zipped right to the front, thwarted his lone serious challenger and captured his third straight victory in Wednesday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.
In his most recent six starts, Valley Of Sun never held the lead until the final call. On Wednesday, however, trainer-driver Wilbur Yoder hustled him to the point and gave him a comfortable 59 opening half. That left the 6-year-old Yankee Glide-Anklet Hanover ridgling with enough pop to turn back the first-over bid of Sixteen Mikes and triumph in 1:55.3. The pocket-sitting Classicality finished second, 1 1/2 lengths back, while Sixteen Mikes was third.
John Ducharme campaigns Valley Of Sin, who now boasts $256,899 in career earnings.
Dan Rawlings collected three wins on the 12-race card. (The Meadows)