Day At The Track

Five straight wins for Sea Shadows

06:22 AM 09 Oct 2019 NZDT
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Sea Shadows and driver Kurt Sugg
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Barn Girl and driver Aaron Merriman
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WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 8, 2019 -- Trailing by 9 lengths after a quarter, Ohio invader Sea Shadows launched a relentless uncovered move that carried her to her fifth straight harness racing victory in Tuesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.

Her previous wins in the streak came at Scioto Downs and Northfield Park, but Sea Shadows had no trouble with her new environment. Once Kurt Sugg got her in gear, the 4-year-old daughter of Shadow Play-Cameron D Art collared Touchamatic in deep stretch and downed her by 1/2 length in 1:50.1. McDazzle rallied for show.

Jessica Roegner trains Sea Shadows for Paul O'Neil and Patricia O'Neil.

In Tuesday's co-feature, the $18,000 Open 1 Handicap Trot, Barn Girl zipped to the front from post 5 and held off the Lightning Lane charge of Donatover by 1/2 length to capture her 10th win this year. You're Majestic completed the ticket.

Aaron Merriman piloted the 7-year-old daughter of Cash Hall-Turquoise Sweetie for trainer Bill Bercury and owner Renee Bercury. Barn Girl extended her lifetime bankroll to $843,328.

Tony Hall collected four wins on the 13-race card.

Live racing at The Meadows continues Wednesday, first post 1:05 PM.

By Evan Pattak, for The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

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