Meadows Preferred To Wind Of The North

Wind Of The North, a speedy, rugged and durable trotter throughout his career, vaulted over $1 million in lifetime earnings with an in-hand victory in Tuesday’s $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.

The eight-year-old Cantab Hall-Talk To The Wind gelding has won 47 of his 160 lifetime starts and banked $1,005,098.

Wind Of The North retook the lead with a quarter-pole move for Aaron Merriman and owner/trainer Bill Bercury and had little trouble turning aside the first-over bid of Call For Justice. He scored by 2-1/2 lengths over PL Jerico in 1:55.4. Cantab Lindy was third.

Wind Of The North took his 1:51 mark at Pocono at four and enjoyed his most productive years in 2015-2016, when he collected $489,352. In 2015, he won the Chip Noble at Scioto Downs and was second in the Cutler Memorial at the Meadowlands.

Tony Hall piloted three winners on the 13-race card.

(The Meadows)