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Toteboard Buster At The Meadows

Published: April 27, 2016 5:54 pm ET

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A competitive conditioned trot at The Meadows Wednesday turned into something unusual when the pocket-sitting horse found room late, hit the wire first and rocked the tote board, scoring at 220-1.

For a $2 across-the-board ticket, Our Rail Fantasy returned a cool $769.60.

Owner/driver Tom Svrcek guided Our Rail Fantasy to the pocket, where he followed Xtatic Hanover until mid-stretch. He edged away late to defeat Xtatic Hanover by a neck in 1:55.1. Tom Davis conditions the 10-year-old Beat The Rail-Fantasy Hanover gelding, who extended his career bankroll to $147,549.

In Wednesday’s feature, the $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, Call For Justice followed cover willingly, then blazed through the lane to score in 1:53.3 -- a lifetime mark.

Call For Justice was away seventh for Dave Palone but picked up live cover from the first-over Classicality, who relentlessly wore down the leader, Tamarind. Call For Justice tipped off cover around the final turn and blew by Classicality, downing him by 1-1/4 lengths. I Know My Chip finished third. Ron Burke trains Call For Justice, a four-year-old son of Justice Hall-Mikas Mazurka who now boasts $187,454 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC.

Jim Pantaleano, Dan Rawlings, Burke and Palone each enjoyed a double on the 13-race card.

(with files from The Meadows)


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