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Wind Of The North wins 14th at Meadows

10:52 AM 20 Nov 2018 NZDT
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Wind Of The North scores for the 14th time this year
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WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 19, 2018 -- Wind Of The North survived a 27.3 opening quarter in the slop and collected his 14th win this year in Monday's $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.

After Aaron Merriman gave Wind Of The North a 30.3 second-panel breather, the 8-year-old Cantab Hall-Talk To The Wind gelding had enough in the tank to hold off the rallying Classic Banker by a head in 1:56.1. The pocket-sitting PL Jerico finished third.

Bill Bercury trains and owns Wind Of The North, who now boasts 49 victories and $1,026,058 in earnings for his career.

Elsewhere on the card, It's A Dew Thing lit up the tote board when he scored at 96-1 for Chris Shaw, trainer Norm Parker and owner Tom Klosky, Jr.

The 5-year-old Western Ideal-Artbitration gelding returned $228 for a $2 win-place-show ticket and set up a double-carryover of $5,888.89 for Tuesday's Pick 5 and a $1,629.04 for Tuesday's first superfecta, currently scheduled for race 2.

Mike Micallef, Jim Pantaleano and Merriman each piloted a pair of winners on the 13-race program.

Big-score wagering opportunities will abound Tuesday at The Meadows, as the card features four carryovers. They include:

  • Pick 5 (races 9-13), two-day carryover of $5,888.89.
  • Pick 4 (races 4-7), $3,905.52. The Meadows, in association with the United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering Initiative, will guarantee this pool at $5,000 as it does for each Monday and Tuesday Pick 4.
  • Superfecta (race 2), $1,639.04. Should a scratch or scratches leave the second race with fewer than eight wagering interests, the carryover will be applied to the first superfecta with at least eight wagering interests.
  • Super Hi-5 (race 13), $670.20.

First post Tuesday is 1:05 PM

by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

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