Keystone Chaos lost the early battle but won the war in the Lightning Lane for his second straight win in Wednesday’s (Nov. 23) $21,200 Open Trot at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows.
Keystone Chaos could not clear the stubborn Joey for the early lead and retreated to the pocket. But when Brian Zendt pointed him to the Lightning Lane, the five-year-old Andover Hall-Keystone Cola gelding had plenty in the tank, scoring in 1:53.2 to match his career best. Gold Stones rallied for second, 1-1/4 lengths back, while Joey saved show.
Jim Daugherty trains Keystone Chaos, who now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $214,353, for Michele Daugherty.
Trainer Dirk Simpson collected four wins and Brady Brown three on the 13-race card.
Following a break for Thanksgiving, live racing at The Meadows resumes Friday (Nov. 25) when the program features a pair of carryovers: $6,564.01 in the final-race Jackpot Super Hi-5, $708.23 in the Jackpot Pick 5 (Race 4). First post is 12:45 p.m. (EST).