Summer Indian continued his domination of The Meadows’ trotting elite, winning his third straight — and fifth in the last seven — in Monday’s $18,000 Preferred Handicap. His time of 1:52.3 was a tick off the track’s all-age trotting record.
Summer Indian was caught wide in a three-ply battle for the early lead, finally making the front in a rapid :27.2. But he was untouchable thereafter, rolling on for Dave Palone to defeat Count Me In by two and a quarter lengths. Rembrandt Spur finished third.
Ron Burke trains the four-year-old Majestic Son-A Touch Of Frost gelding, who now boasts 347,850 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Jack Piatt III and RTC Stables.
Tony Hall, Aaron Merriman and Brett Miller each drove three winners on the 16-race program. With one victory on the card, Wilbur Yoder pushed his career total to 999.
(The Meadows / Photo courtesy Chris Gooden)