Rock Me Cristal upsets at 7-1 in Meadows feature

Washington, PA — Dismissed at 7-1, Rock Me Cristal let Lady Newton do the heavy lifting on the point, then edged by her in the Lightning Lane to capture Wednesday’s (Aug. 10) feature at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows, a $12,000 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.

Rock Me Cristal winning Wednesday’s feature at The Meadows. Chris Gooden photo.

Rock Me Cristal zipped to the early lead for Hunter Myers but yielded to the pocket when Lady Newton challenged. The leader was able to thwart the first-over challenge of All Day Sunshine but could not deny Rock Me Cristal, who downed Lady Newton by a head in 1:52.2. All Day Sunshine persevered for show.

Andy Rickert trains Rock Me Cristal, a, 6-year-old daughter of Rockin Amadeus-Cristal Daddy Girl who pushed her lifetime bankroll to $250,127, for Murdock Racing Stable LLC. It was win number 100 for Myers at The Meadows this season.

Dave Palone rolled to four more wins, giving him 14 over the past three programs.

Live racing at The Meadows continues Thursday (Aug. 11) when the 11-race program features a pair of carryovers: $1,678.43 in the final-race Super Hi-5; $208.42 in the Jackpot Pick-5 (race 4). First post is 12:45 p.m.

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