Washington, PA – K Ryan Bluechip zipped to the lead from post five and never had an anxious moment as he rolled to victory in Saturday’s $18,000 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.
Although the track was listed “good,” K Ryan Bluechip reeled off a sharp 1:50.3 mile for Dave Palone, trainer Mike Palone and owners Stephen Ronay, Collin Ryan, Lone Wolf Stable and J.R. Ryan. Carolina Beach stalked the winner from the pocket but had to settle for place, beaten 1-1/4 lengths, for the fifth consecutive start. Summer Travel completed the ticket.
K Ryan Bluechip, a 7-year-old Art Major – Fool That I Am gelding, extended his career bankroll to $487,845.
Aaron Merriman, Dave Palone, Jim Pantaleano, Mike Wilder and trainer Ron Burke each fashioned a double on the 12-race card.
Live racing at The Meadows resumes Monday (Oct. 14) when the program features a $990.65 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 1:05 p.m.