My Drag Queen blistered the opening quarter in 26.4 but still had enough pop late to score a front-end harness racing victory in Monday's (July 9) $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.
My Drag Queen charged to the lead from post 7 for Aaron Merriman, pocketing the 2-1 favorite, Tremor Hanover. They raced that way the balance of the mile, with My Drag Queen holding off Tremor Hanover by 1/2 length in 1:51, matching her career best. Jans Luck finished third.
Marcus Marashian trains My Drag Queen, a 4-year-old daughter of-Kinki who has won three of her last four starts and $131,147 lifetime, for Bill Bercury.
Tony Hall drove four winners on the 15-race card.
Live racing at The Meadows resumes Tuesday, when the 16-race program features six divisions of a $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake for freshman colt and gelding trotters. First post is 12:55 PM.
by Evan PATTAK