Washington, PA — Refreshed after a grueling opening panel, Always Giggling shot the Lightning Lane to capture Tuesday’s (Aug. 11) feature at The Meadows, a $10,800 fillies and mares conditioned pace. The win contributed to a huge day for Mike Wilder, who piloted six winners on the 15-race card.
Always Giggling was parked throughout a :26 first quarter before crossing over, but picked up much-needed cover when Summer Charm took the point at the quarter pole. Always Giggling kicked by her late to triumph in 1:51.2, a half length better than the rallying Greenhill Hanover. Summer Charm saved show.
Sarah Andrews trains Always Giggling, a 6-year-old daughter of Always A Virgin and Giggles The Clown who now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $472,402, for Jeff Fought Racing.
Live racing at The Meadows continues Wednesday (Aug. 12), when the 15-race program features a $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stakes for freshman trotting colts and geldings, and an $8,892.16 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. Wednesday’s action also includes two off-the-card races beginning at 12:15 p.m., each a division of the $204,720 Florida Pro for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings. First post for the pari-mutuel program is 12:45 p.m.