Lakeisha Hall Pounces; Meadows Hi-5 Hit

Published: February 12, 2020 06:24 pm EST

Lakeisha Hall pounced on the leaders with a quick backside burst and went on to capture Wednesday’s (Feb. 12) $18,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.

Lakeisha Hall zipped to the front for Dave Palone and stretched out her early challengers, Touchamatic and McDazzle, to the three-eighths before yielding. Thus, when Lakeisha Hall attacked, that early duo was vulnerable. Lakeisha Hall defeated McDazzle — her stablemate — by a half length in 1:52.4 over a “good” surface while Dark Force rallied for show.

Ron Burke trains Lakeisha Hall, a seven-year-old daughter of Third Straight and Lantana Hall who now boasts $757,989 in career earnings, for the Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Jack Piatt II.

Tony Hall collected three wins on the 13-race card, including a pair for trainer Scott Betts.

After multiple carryovers, Wednesday’s Super Hi-5 was hit, returning $17,889.08. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Friday (Feb. 14), with first post at 1:05 p.m.

(Meadows Standardbred Owners Association)