Washington, PA — Tad Krazy Hanover moved powerfully first over and romped to a convincing victory in Wednesday’s (March 4) opening leg of the Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot at The Meadows. Tough Tootsie took the other division in the series for 3-and 4-year-old fillies and mares.
The series honors the memory of the late Wohlmuth, longtime manager of the 2:00 Club at The Meadows. It’s one of four late-closing events kicking off this week at The Meadows, with the championship leg of each set for Friday(March 20).
Tad Krazy Hanover was third near the three-quarters when Aaron Merriman sent her after the leader, BL Super Sally. The 4-year-old daughter of Donato Hanover-Tune Kronos It cruised to the top and drew off to score in 1:57.2. DJ’s Midnight Jazz was second, 2-1/4 lengths back, with Linnea Hanover third.
Justin Pirillo trains Tad Krazy Hanover for Dylan Fazio.
Elsewhere on Wednesday’s card, Blue Ivy extended her winning streak to seven — five to close her sophomore campaign plus two this year — with a 1:51.4 triumph for Merriman in the $18,000 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Trot. When Touchamatic finished second, she provided an exacta sweep for the mares’ trainer, Bill Bercury, and owner, Renee Bercury.
Mike Wilder and Merriman each collected three wins on the 13-race card.
Live racing at The Meadows resumes Friday when the program features a $16,406.18 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 1:05 p.m.