Tessa Seelster quarter-poled to the top and cruised home from there en route to capturing Tuesday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace in a sharp 1:51.3.
Tessa Seelster was away second for Dave Palone but sat only briefly behind Spreester before powering to the top. The five-year-old daughter of Shadow Play-Titania Seelster drew off late, downing Spreester by three lengths, while Southwind Roulette shot the Lightning Lane for show.
Ron Burke trains Tessa Seelster, who soared over $500,000 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Jonathan Newman.
Tessa Seelster’s Sportswriter brother, Hip 269 Taladega Seelster, sells this weekend at the London Selected Yearling Sale.
Elsewhere on Tuesday’s card, Flowers N Songs took the $15,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life Trotting Handicap with an eye-popping charge through the Lightning Lane that carried her from seventh to first in 1:55.2.
Dan Charlino piloted the four-year-old daughter of Deweycheatumnhowe-Pleasures Song, who now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $539,503, for trainer Rich Gillock and owner/breeder Bob Key.