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Meadowlands Pick 5 Attracts $170K

Published: March 3, 2017 11:50 pm ET

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A rare Pick 5 carryover at The Meadowlands proved to be a horseplayer's delight as more than $170,000 in new money was wagered into the sequence. With the carryover of $25,497, there was virtually zero per cent takeout, a highly unusual situation that tilts the advantage squarely in the hands of the player.

The sequence proved to be fairly formful with two favourites, two second choices, and a 5-1 fourth choice prevailing. The 50-cent winning ticket returned $762.10.

In the featured sixth race for upper-level trotters, Opulent Yankee went to the front and never looked back, winning for the second week in a row in 1:55.2. Crosbys Clam Bake chased the winner from the pocket and finished second. Heavily favoured Wind Of The North raced from well off the pace and closed to be third, eight lengths behind the winner.

Lucas Wallin, the 24-year-old native of Sweden, won his first career race as a trainer when Appomattox won the 10th race by open lengths with Corey Callahan. Wallin previously worked for Ake Svanstedt before opening his own stable last fall. Appomattox was just the seventh starter sent out by Wallin.

Jim Marohn Jr. continued his season-long hot streak with three wins to extend his narrow lead over Brett Miller as leading driver this year. Miller and Corey Callahan each had driving doubles.

Total handle was $2,628,028 on the 11-race card.

Live racing resumes Saturday with a 12-race card. Post time is 7:15 p.m.

(With files from Meadowlands Racetrack)

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