Tall Cotton Clicks; Palone Wins Seven

Allowed a leisurely :58.2 first half, Tall Cotton poured it on during the back half for Dave Palone and scored in 1:54.2 — his second straight victory — in Monday’s $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.

Tall Cotton was parked by Mike The Trader the first quarter, but that panel went in :29, leaving Tall Cotton plenty in the tank to repel the protracted first-over bid of Trustworthy Kid, who finished a length back in second. Sixteen Mikes rallied for show.

Ron Burke trains Tall Cotton, a nine-year-old Revenue S-B Cor Peatra gelding who extended his career bankroll to $681,471, for Burke Racing Stable LLC, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Edwin Gold and Howard Taylor.

Palone piloted seven winners — three for Burke — on the 14-race card.

(The Meadows)