Day At The Track

Tricky Nick takes $18,000 trot, Palone wins 5

01:58 PM 20 Apr 2017 NZST
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Tricky Nick
Tricky Nick winning Wednesday’s feature at The Meadows
Chris Gooden Photo

WASHINGTON, PA, April 19, 2017 -- Tricky Nick pocketed Barn Girl early, then held her off late to capture Wednesday's $18,000 harness racing winners over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.

Tricky Nick worked hard to get the lead for Jim Pantaleano but eventually was able to put Barn Girl, seeking her fourth consecutive win, on his bumper. The 5-year-old Band's Gold Chip-Broader Ambition gelding downed Barn Girl by a length in a career-best 1:54.2 while TSM Photo Bugger raced well first over for show. Richard Perfido trains Tricky Nick, who lifted his lifetime bankroll to $183,254, for Thomas Mattingly.

Dave Palone piloted five winners, including three for trainer Ron Burke, on the 13-race card.

Live racing at The Meadows resumes Saturday, the final day of the current meeting. Because pools can't be carried over to the next meeting beginning May 6, Saturday's Pick 4, Pick 5 and final superfecta of the card are all "must pay."

Saturday's program features the championship legs of four series for 3-year-olds, which will offer total purses of $107,000. First post is 1 PM.

The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

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