Amelias Courage A converts pocket trip to win in Meadows feature

Washington, PA – Amelias Courage A let All Day Sunshine do the heavy lifting on the front, then blew by her in the lane to capture Wednesday’s (June 30) feature at The Meadows, a $10,300 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.

All Day Sunshine fiercely protected her rail starting position, discouraging an effective outside flow. But her 1:23 three-quarters in the slop left her vulnerable to the pocket-sitting Amelias Courage A, who moved outside for Dan Rawlings and scored in 1:51.4. All Day Sunshine saved place, 1-3/4 lengths back, with Royaltywestho a rallying third.

Amelias Courage A winning Wednesday’s feature at The Meadows. Chris Gooden photo.

Richard Perfido trains the winner, a 7-year-old daughter of Courage Under Fire-American Dreamer who lifted her lifetime bankroll to $208,355, for Win Rhythm Stables.

Trainer Ron Burke enjoyed a three-bagger on the 13-race card.

Thursday’s 13-race program at The Meadows, which kicks off three consecutive days of Pennsylvania Sires Stake action, features a $162,544 PASS for freshman filly pacers. The card also offers a $60,000 PA Stallion Series event for 2-year-old filly pacers and a trio of carryovers: $2,366.26 in the final-race Super Hi-5; $1,278.68 in the Early Pick 4 (race 2), $600.88 in the Pick 5 (race 8). First post is 12:45 p.m.

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