Phelgon pulled the pocket into the final turn and drew off late to capture Tuesday’s (Nov. 22) feature at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows, a $12,000 filly & mare claiming pace.
Phelgon was chasing Suge when Jim Pantaleano decided to move the four-year-old daughter of Rockin Image-Phillys Delight. It proved the right decision, as Phelgon put away Suge and went on to score in 1:53.4, 3-1/4 lengths better than the rallying Uptown Callie. Priceless Shadow finished third.
It was the third victory in the last five starts for Phelgon, who won off the claim by owner/trainer Stacey Currie.
Jeremy Indof, Jack Killeen, Dave Palone, and Pantaleano joined trainers Scott Betts and Richard Perfido with two wins apiece.
Live racing at The Meadows continues Wednesday when the 13-race program features a trio of carryovers: $4,843.75 in the final-race Jackpot Super Hi-5; $1,141.12 in the Early Pick 4 (Race 2); $387.95 in the Jackpot Pick 5 (Race 4). First post is 12:45 p.m.
(Meadows Standardbred Owners Association)