DDs Comet moved three-wide into the final turn and left the field five lengths in his wake in capturing his second straight victory in Tuesday’s Ken Weaver Memorial Trot at The Meadows. Claire And Kenny took the other $12,500 second-leg split in the series for three and four-year-old colts, stallions and geldings.
The 3-5 favourite, DDs Comet, briefly followed the first-over cover of Bourdain before Aaron Merriman sent him on his decisive move. The three-year-old son of Crazed-Deedees Destiny prevailed in 2:00.1, with a fine :28.4 closing panel on a “good” surface. Bourdain saved place while Photo Bomber earned show. Chris Beaver trains DDs Comet and owns with Synerco Ventures of Toronto.
In the $20,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, Barn Girl collected a front-end victory for Merriman, trainer Bill Bercury and owner Renee Bercury in 1:58. Bessie, who saw her three-race winning streak snapped, rallied from last to be second, a neck back, with the first-over Homepage third. The five-year-old daughter of Cash Hall-Turquoise Sweetie now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $414,696.
Dan Rawlings piloted three winners, including a pair for trainer Dirk Simpson, on the 13-race card while Dave Palone also enjoyed a three-bagger, among them two wins for trainer Ron Burke.
(With files from The Meadows)