Out before the half, Im The Pied Piper launched a relentless first-over move through the slop that carried him to a narrow victory in Friday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.
Let go at 10-1, Im The Pied Piper was fifth before Dave Palone sent him after the leader, Cammikey. The six-year-old son of Western Ideal-Lisjune finally edged away in the stretch and held off the late rally of Dealin Dan by a nose in 1:52. Cammikey saved show.
Ron Burke trains Im The Pied Piper, who extended his career bankroll to $281,364, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Panhellenic Stable and JJK Stables.
Palone piloted six winners — four for Burke — on the 15-race card while Tony Hall fashioned a four-bagger.
A special Saturday program at The Meadows features the $200,000 Pennsylvania Fairs Championships, including $25,000 finals in eight divisions. First post is 6:55 p.m.