Ontario-bred trotting mare Lady Ping found a way off the cones when a rival broke stride, and the 2-5 favourite exploded through the lane to capture her third straight in Wednesday’s (Dec. 27) $18,000 Fillies and Mares Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.
Lady Ping was stalking Bessie from the pocket when Rose Run Reanna ranged up alongside and appeared to relegate Lady Ping to the Lightning Lane. But when Rose Run Reanna jumped it off, Dave Palone angled Lady Ping off the pylons and showed her racetrack. The five-year-old daughter of Muscle Mass and Ping Putter responded with a big brush and a win by a widening 2-3/4 lengths in 1:56.1. Classical Annie, the winner’s stablemate, finished second, with Dreamsteeler third.
Ron Burke trains Lady Ping, who extended her lifetime bankroll to $210,564, for the Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi, LLC.
Mike Wilder piloted three winners on the 13-race card.