WASHINGTON, PA, April 8, 2014 -- Cammikey exploded to the front at the quarter and widened his advantage from there, rolling to an easy victory in Tuesday's opening leg of the Visible Gold Pace at The Meadows. Mattamerican took the other $17,500 division in the series for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, which is named for Visible Gold, a fast-class performer from thestable.
Using Lasix for the first time, Cammikey, the 2-5 favorite, zipped to the lead forafter getting away third and jogged in 1:53.4, a lifetime mark. Jackson Brady was second, 2-3/4 lengths back, with Time Running Out third. trains Cammikey, a son of and 2004 Breeders Crown champion Always Cam, for owner/breeder Cam Land LLC.
Mattamerican was a 10-race maiden entering the Visible Gold, but he, too, showed improvement in his initial start on Lasix. He moved first over forto collar the leader, Heart Felt, and held off the late thrust off Dealin Dan to triumph by a nose in 1:54.2. Heart Felt saved show. conditions the son of Allamerican-Native-Mattadorable for owner/breeder Bob Key.
In the $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Handicap Trot, Tamarind powered to the front past the quarter and thwarted the Lightning Lane charge of Trustworthy Kid to defeat him by a neck in 1:54.2 forand owner/trainer . The first-over Kirty Dream was third. A 6-year-old son of -Spicegirl Kosmos, Tamarind soared over $500,000 in career earnings.
drove four winners on the 15-race card.
by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows