Winning Mister threepeats at The Meadows
Washington, PA --- Winning Mister made his third straight victory look as convincing as the first two when he barreled to the lead and waltzed home unchallenged, in 1:54, in Thursday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap trot at The Meadows.
Winning Mister went an evenly rated mile for Dick Stillings, clocking matching :57 halves. He scored by three lengths over the rallying TSM Photo Bugger, with No Doze third.
Rich Gillock trains Winning Mister, a 6-year-old son of Angus Hall--Winning Missbrenda who now has banked $820,444, for owner and breeder Bob Key.
Brett Miller drove five winners on the 15-race card, including a 1:50.3 mile -- fastest this year at The Meadows -- with Lenny K in a $15,000 claiming race.
Musclelaneous and Pegasus Blue Chip won separate divisions, both clocked in 1:57, of $13,000 4- and 5-year-old trots on Thursday, Feb. 23 at Dover Downs.
In one section, Musclelaneous, driven by Corey Callahan, was engaged in head-to-head battle for the lead in mid-stretch when My Man (Matt Kakaley) broke stride, enabling the Muscles Yankee--Spendthrift 4-year-old an easy path to victory.
The winner is owned by Dolly and Joanna Callahan and Bonuccelli Racing and trained by Nick Callahan. Why Not Lindy (Tony Morgan), an 18-1 shot, moved up to finish second. Another longshot, 83-1 Suwanee River (John Wagner) was the show horse. The win advanced Musclelaneous’ earnings to $99,457.
Matt Kakaley recorded one of his three wins on the card by driving Pegasus Blue Chip to victory for trainer Ed Gannon, Jr. and owners Dawn Gannon, Frank Canzone and Yannick Gingras.
A 4-year-old, altered son of Glidemaster--Paloma Hanover, Pegasus Blue Chip made only his second start of the year.
The win boosted his career bankroll to $60,501.Photorama (Tony Morgan) came on to finish second. Tropic Storm (John Wagner) was third.