Washington, PA – Amelias Courage A stretched out the challenging All Day Sunshine to the quarter, then blew by her in the Lightning Lane to capture Wednesday’s (Feb. 24) feature at The Meadows, a $9,400 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.
Amelias Courage A made the point from post 6 for Dan Rawlings and kept the 9-5 favorite outside her before releasing to the pocket. That strategy proved decisive, as Amelias Courage A was the stronger mare late, defeating All Day Sunshine by a half- length in 1:55.1. Dorothy’s Legacy, three wide from the five-eighths, was a game third.
Richard Perfido trains the winner, a 7-year-old daughter of Courage Under Fire-American Dreamer who extended her career bankroll to $184,347, for Win Rhythm Stables.
Tony Hall, Dave Palone and trainer Brandon Presto each enjoyed a three-bagger on the 13-race card.
Live racing at The Meadows continues Thursday when the 13-race program features a $20,152.05 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 12:45 p.m.