Washington, PA — Lady Newton needed two cracks at her, but she finally got by All Day Sunshine in deep stretch to capture Wednesday’s (Aug. 3) feature at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows, a $12,000 Filly & Mare conditioned pace.
With All Day Sunshine on the point, Lady Newton, the 2-5 favorite, pulled the pocket into the final turn but could not pass the stubborn leader. However, when Aaron Merriman pointed her to the Lightning Lane, Lady Newton found a new gear and downed All Day Sunshine by a half-length in 1:52.4. Crisp Mane finished third.
Bill Bercury trains Lady Newton, a 4-year-old daughter of Sweet Lou-I’m Sassy who lifted her lifetime bankroll to $164,934, for Renee Bercury.
Live racing at The Meadows continues Thursday, first post 12:45 p.m.