Skippin By overwhelmed the leader with a first-over blitz in the slop and went on to a comfortable victory in Tuesday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at the Meadows.
Skippin By was third when Dave Palone sent her after Medusa, who was unchallenged to that point. The six-year-old daughter of Shadow Play-Southern Magnolia cleared into the final turn and drew off to score in 1:52.2 while geared down. Tipitina found late racing room to finish second, three quarters of one length back, with Spreester third.
Ron Burke trains Skippin By, who now boasts $688,504 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Wall Bros. Stable and Bruce Soulsby.
Palone piloted six winners on the card — giving him 10 over the last two programs — including three for Burke, while Aaron Merriman fashioned a triple on the 13-race card.