WASHINGTON, PA, April 14, 2014 -- Axios captured his second straight series win, and fourth consecutive victory overall, in Monday's TSM Photo Bugger Trot at The Meadows. Frost Free Hanover and Jett Star also took $17,500 divisions in the event for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. The series championship is set for Monday, April 21.
Axios quarter-poled to the lead forand held off the late challenge of the first-over Son Of A Ridge to defeat him by 1/2 length in 1:59.2 on a "good" surface. Hawaiian Phyr was third. trains Axios, a -P Town Girl gelding, and owns with Barbara Richardson.
In the $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace, Foxy Lady also stretched her winning streak to four with a facile front-end victory in 1:52.2 for, trainer and owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, JJK Stables and Phillip Collura. Doubelieveinmagic rallied for second, 1-1/2 lengths back, with Certified Ideal third.
A 6-year-old daughter of-Judy Is A Fox, Foxy Lady pushed her career bankroll to $720,122. It was one of four wins on the 15-race card for Palone.
by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows