Washington, PA — Cult Icon cut a slowish first half, then was all-out to hold off a trio of challengers late and capture Tuesday’s (Dec. 27) feature at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows, a $12,100 conditioned pace for fillies and mares.
Dave Palone gave Cult Icon a comfortable 1:00.2 front half on the point, but in deep stretch, she was threatened by Arnie’s Angel and Day To Party outside and Irish Daydream in the Lightning Lane. The 7-year-old daughter of Bettor’s Delight-Yankee Icon dug in and scored in 1:57 over a good surface, a head better than Arnie’s Angel, with Irish Daydream third.
Dirk Simpson trains Cult Icon, who extended her career bankroll to $387,013, for Trent Stohler Stable Inc. and Tim Graber.
Brady Brown, Ridge Warren and Brian Zendt joined Simpson with a pair of victories on the 13-race card.
Live racing at The Meadows continues Wednesday (Dec. 28), when the 13-race program features a $1,589.94 carryover in the final-race Jackpot Super Hi-5. First post is 12:45 p.m.