Day At The Track

Macadoodledoo jumps in class, upsets field

10:10 AM 31 Oct 2020 NZDT
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Macadoodledoo and driver Aaron Merriman
Chris Gooden photo

WASHINGTON, PA - Oct. 30, 2020 -- Defying a triple class jump and corresponding 10-1 odds, Macadoodledoo followed live cover and kicked home strongly to pull off the upset -- his third straight victory -- in Friday's $17,900 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.

Macadoodledoo was fifth down the backside when Aaron Merriman sent him after the first-over Wild Wild Western who made the front. But the 5-year-old Somebeachsomewhere-Pirouette Hanover gelding overtook that rival through the final turn and scored in 1:51.3 in the slop. Father Ted GB shot the Lightning Lane for second, beaten a length, while Real Peace rallied for show.

 

Paul Corey trains Macadoodledoo, who lifted his lifetime bankroll to $187,976, for Kenneth Ashba.

Dave Palone and Merriman each collected three wins on the 13-race card.

Live racing at The Meadows resumes Monday when the 13-race program features a $97,701.97 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 12:45 PM.

by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

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