In a shocking style reversal, the usually front-ending Tequila Talkin rallied from last to capture Wednesday’s (Nov. 22) $21,200 Open Handicap Trot at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows.
Tequila Talkin was hammered down to 4-5, yet his backers may have been chagrined when Ronnie Wrenn took him back to seventh. Wrenn knew what he had. The eight-year-old Cantab Hall-Margarita Nights gelding picked up the three-wide cover of Joy Go through the final turn and out-kicked him by a half-length in 1:54.4 over a “good” surface. The first-over Jeffery P finished third.
Ron Burke trains Tequila Talkin, who collected the fourth victory in his last five starts and now boasts a career bankroll of $529,698, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC.
Jeremy Indof piloted five winners on the 15-race card, including two from post nine, one from post eight, one from post seven.
Wrenn enjoyed a three-bagger.
Following a break for Thanksgiving, live racing at The Meadows resumes on Friday, Nov. 24 when the 15-race program kicks off at 12:45 p.m.. That card features a $1,835.23 carryover in the Early Pentafecta (race four).
(Meadows Standardbred Owners Association)