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ate closer finals totalling more than $100,000 in purses will head to the post this Saturday (March 25) at The Meadows and will feature top three and four-year-old pacers and trotters.


Up first on the 1 p.m. card is the $24,700 Ken Weaver Memorial for trotting colts, horses and geldings. DDs Comet, out of the Chris Beaver Stable, is the morning line choice after having won both legs of the series. His 2:00.1 victory on March 14 was by a five lengths on a track listed two seconds off. Aaron Merriman has driven the son of Crazed to both of his series wins and will be in the bike on Saturday.


Pacing fillies and mares will be featured in the fifth race on the card, the $24,400 Donna Dunn Memorial. Terrortina is the 5-2 morning line choice out of the Bob Key/Norm Parker Stable, after having won both of her series legs. However, while she posted wins in 1:56 and 1:56.2, Terrortina has only won each race by a half-length. She has drawn Post 6 for the final. Jim Pantaleano will drive the Western Terror filly.


Race 8 is the $25,900 Mary Wohlmuth Memorial for three and four-year-old trotting fillies and mares. Ms Mullen, out of the Dirk Simpson Stable, has been installed as the 8-5 morning line pick after having won back-to-back series races in 1:59.3 and 2:00.3. Tony Hall will drive the daughter of Muscle Massive.


Race 10 is the $27,100 Walter Russell Memorial for colt, horse and gelding pacers. Art N Music, the only two-time winner in the series, is the 5-2 choice for driver Dave Palone and trainer Ron Burke. A four-year-old by Art Colony, Art N Music will start from Post 4.


This first round of late closers will be followed by a second round featuring only three-year-olds. The annual spring series are a lead-in to The Meadows' lucrative stake schedule.