Late Burst Gets Wind Surfer Home

Published: March 12, 2010 08:24 pm EST

Waiting patiently behind the dueling leaders, Wind Surfer gobbled them up with a third-quarter burst and went on to a comfortable victory in Friday’s $25,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows


While Vivid Photo and Speed Bomb exchanged the lead over a wicked front half in :26.4 and :55.4, Eric Ledford had Wind Surfer well positioned in third. When Ledford pressed the accelerator, Wind Surfer passed the leaders in an instant and scored in 1:54, a tick off the track record for older geldings. A game Vivid Photo was 3-1/4 lengths back in second while Speed Bomb saved show.

Kent Sherman trains Wind Surfer, a five-year-old son of Muscles Yankee-Windsurfing VC who extended his career bankroll to $293,210, for James Koran and Betty Sherman.

Dave Palone drove five winners and Ledford four on the 15-race card.

(The Meadows)