Certified Ideal certifies victory at the Meadows

02:01 AM 12 Feb 2014 NZDT
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The Meadows, 1969
The Meadows circa 1969

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 10, 2014 — Out at the three-eighths, Certified Ideal wore down the leader and drew off to a comfortable victory in Monday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace.

Although she was uncovered, Certified Ideal relentlessly pursued Blissfull Romance, putting her away before the three-quarters. The 4-year-old daughter of Western Ideal-Areba’s Last easily held off the late bid of Phone Terror to defeat her by 2 lengths in 1:53.4 for Tony Hall. Mystic Karissa was third.

Randy Bendis trains Certified Ideal, who extended her career bankroll to $143,142, and owns with Mike Novosel, Jr., Tom Pollack and James Walton.

Brett Miller drove four winners and Dave Palone three on the 15-race card.

by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

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