Day At The Track

Unbeaten streak continues for Lunar

12:20 PM 03 Apr 2021 NZDT
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Lunar and driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.
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Cheese Omelet and driver Dave Palone
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WASHINGTON, PA -  April 2, 2021 -- Lunar overcame a demanding first quarter to stretch his career unbeaten streak to three in Friday's Tom Kirwan Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Cheese Omelet took the other $12,500 opening-leg division of the series for 3-year-old colts and geldings. The event honors the memory of Tom Kirwan, whose long, productive career at The Meadows included stints as trainer/driver and stall superintendent.

Lunar was hammered down to 1-5 but appeared in trouble early, as it took him the entire quarter to cross over. Once on top, though, he was much the best for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., triumphing in 1:54, 2-3/4 lengths better than Themysteryisover. Manholmes completed the ticket.

Ron Burke trains Lunar, a Sweet Lou - Crescent City gelding, for Burke Racing Stable, Phillip Collura, Knox Services and J&T Silva-Purnel&Libby.



Cheese Omelet's victory was more straight-line motion, as the son of American Ideal - Tongue In Cheek gelding exploded to the point from post 2 and held off the late charge of the first-over Pretty Ricki to edge that rival by a nose in 1:54.1. Routhland finished third. Dave Palone piloted for owner/trainer Mike Palone.



Wrenn and Burke teamed for three wins on the 13-race card while Dan Rawlings also enjoyed a triple.

Live racing at The Meadows resumes Wednesday when the program features a pair of carryovers: $4,775.41 in the final-race Super Hi-5, $730.78 in the Pick 5. First post is 12:45 PM.

For full race results, click here.

by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

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