Classicality pulls off upset win at Meadows

11:06 AM 04 Sep 2014 NZST
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Brian Zendt scored the upset with Classicality

WASHINGTON, PA, Aug. 3, 2014 -- Idling in seventh by 6 lengths at the half, Classicality brushed wide through the lane and scored a 10-1 upset in Wednesday's $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot at The Meadows.

Classicality's position -- third over and chasing Run And Tell Pap, who enjoyed a leisurely 58.1 half on the lead -- appeared unenviable. But his cover was live enough to carry him to the stretch, and the 4-year-old Classic Photo-Penn Worthy Lane gelding did the rest, roaring home for Brian Zendt in 1.54.3.

Major Athens was second, 1/2 length back, while Run And Tell Pap garnered a third-place check that lifted him over $500,000 in career earnings. Lisa Dunn-Adams trains the homebred Classicality, who boosted his lifetime bankroll to $134,427, for Dunn Stable.

Six drivers -- Eric Ledford, Jim Pantaleano, Dave Palone, Dick Stillings, Wilbur Yoder and Zendt -- each drove a pair of winners on the 15-race card.

Live racing at The Meadows continues with a special Thursday card, first post 12:55 PM.

by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

 

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