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Certified Ideal prevails in Meadows feature

12:22 PM 03 Jun 2014 NZST
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Tony Hall drove Certified Ideal to victory

WASHINGTON, PA, June 2, 2014 -- Used twice in the mile, Certified Ideal nevertheless had the most pop when it counted as she captured Monday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.

Certified Ideal seized the point in a demanding 26.4 before being shuffled to third, then came first over for Tony Hall after the leader, Foxy Lady. But the 4-year-old daughter of Western Ideal-Areba's Last remained strong late, clicking off the last quarter in 28.3 and scoring in 1:51.4. Foxy Lady saved place, 1-1/4 lengths back, with Do Me Honor third.

Randy Bendis trains Certified Ideal, who soared over $200,000 in career earnings, and owns with Mike Novosel, Jr., Tom Pollack and James Walton.

Dave Palone drove four winners on the 15-race card.

by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows




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