American Pride wins $25k fillies & mares trot

09:10 PM 07 Jun 2010 NZST
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Brett Miller
Brett Miller

American Pride sat snugly behind the dueling leaders, then blew by them in the stretch to capture Monday's $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.

After Brett Miller guided American Pride to the front from post 8, she settled in the pocket behind Caviar Forthe Lady. When 7-10 favorite Rose Run Keepsake engaged Caviar Forthe Lady for the lead down the backside, American Pride saved ground and energy while staying close.

In the lane, American Pride went wide to score in 1:55.1, matching her career best. Rose Run Keepsake finished second, 1-1/4 lengths back, while Caviar Forthe Lady settled for show. Bruce Riegle trains American Pride, a 5-year-old daughter of Giant Hit-Runaway Bride who now boasts $161,865 in lifetime earnings, for Donald Bolyard.

Mile Wilder drove three winners on the 14-race card.

Evan PATTAK

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