WASHINGTON, PA, April 16, 2014 -- Sitting fifth at the half, Steppin Out launched a relentless uncovered move that carried her to her second straight series victory in Wednesday's Unefoisdansmavie Trot at The Meadows.
Call Me A Winner and Glide By Shooting also took $17,500, second-leg divisions in the event for 3-year-old filly trotters. The series championship is set for Wednesday, April 23.
Steppin Out trailed by 6 lengths beforesent her after the leader, Hierarchy. The daughter of -Quantum Darling put that one away and rolled to victory in 158.3, 3 lengths better than the pocket-sitting Glams K. Ideal Emma finished third. Chas Norris trains Steppin Out for Glat Kosher Racing.
In the $20,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, Magic Wheel endured a demanding 27.4 opening panel and held off the stalking Mistress Valentine to defeat her by a neck in 1:54.3. Unefoisdansmavie rallied for show.piloted the 6-year-old daughter of -Ws Balanced Wheel, who now boasts $540,620 in career earnings, for trainer Kris Hite and owner Tom Svrcek.
drove four winners and three on the 15-race card.
by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows