Dayson Trots To Preferred Victory

Published: December 10, 2018 07:58 pm EST

Aided by a second-quarter breather, Dayson drew away from the pocket-sitting Wind Of The North in the lane and captured Monday’s $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.

Dayson was looped from the gate and had to work hard for the lead on a subfreezing day. But the five-year-old Conway Hall-Nerveys Taurus gelding was refreshed by the :30.3 second panel Dave Palone gave him and downed Wind Of The North by 1-1/2 lengths in 1:56.3. TSM Photo Bugger rallied for show.

Ron Burke trains Dayson, who lifted his career bankroll to $987,712, for Burke Racing Stable, Our Horse Cents Stables, J&T Silva Stables and Rossie Smith.

Dan Rawlings collected three wins on the 13-race card.

(The Meadows)