Washington, PA — Rebounding from last week’s uncharacteristic break, Perlucky exploited a pocket trip and captured Tuesday’s (June 30) $17,900 Open Handicap Trot in a career-best 1:52.4.
Perlucky (Dave Palone) shot to the lead and stretched out Icanflylikeanangel (Mike Wilder) to a demanding 26.3 opening panel before releasing him. The 5-year-old Lucky Chucky-Paper Girl gelding kicked by the vulnerable leader in mid-stretch and downed him by a neck, with long-shot Tequila Talkin (Dan Rawlings) third.
Ron Burke trains Perlucky, who extended his lifetime bankroll to $370,066, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Phillip Collura.
Mike Wilder and Palone each collected three wins on the 15-race card.
Live racing at The Meadows continues Wednesday when the 15-race program features a $6,400.77 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5 and a $1,357.00 carryover in the Early Pick 5 (Race 2). First post is 12:45 p.m.