Day At The Track

Keep Watching cruises in series opener

11:18 AM 04 Mar 2021 NZDT
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WASHINGTON, PA, March 3, 2021 -- Keep Watching zipped to the lead from post 5 and never had an anxious moment, rolling to a harness racing victory in Wednesday's Donna Dunn Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Best Derby Native captured the other $10,000 opening-leg division in the series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares.

The event honors the memory of Donna Dunn, longtime Standardbred owner and wife of the late owner/breeder/trainer/driver Walter "Boots" Dunn.

Keep Watching began her career with 27 straight losses but now has won two straight for her new connections, trainer Kevin Johnson and owner Rockridge Racing.

Once the 4-year-old daughter of He's Watching-Ravishnmasterpiece made the point for driver Dave Palone, she had little trouble holding off the mild challenge of the first-over Filly Speaks, defeating her by 2-1/2 lengths in a sharp 1:53.4. Lady Sophia earned show.

 

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

Live racing at The Meadows continues Thursday when the 13-race program features the opening leg of two series -- The Dale McConnell Memorial Trot and the Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot. On the wagering front, the card offers a pair of carryovers -- $1,608.09 in the Pick 5 (race 8), $1,249.57 in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 12:45 PM.

For full race results, click here.

by Evan Pattak, for the MSOA

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