Tamarind Wins Meadows Feature

Published: May 24, 2017 08:14 pm EDT

The veteran Tamarind displayed his class and toughness Wednesday at The Meadows when he sustained a first-over bid in the slop and went on to capture the featured race, a $13,000 conditioned trot.

Tamarind was fourth near the half when Aaron Merriman sent him after the leader, Classic Banker. It took the nine-year-old son of Angus Hall-Spicegirl Kosmos most of the back half to wear down Classic Banker, but he drew off in the stretch to prevail in 1:55. Mike The Trader rallied for second, two and a half lengths back, while Classic Banker saved show.

Bill Bercury owns and trains Tamarind, who boosted his career bankroll to $891,458.

Mike Wilder and Merriman each fashioned a three-bagger on the 12-race card.

Live racing at The Meadows resumes with a special Friday card that features the $72,000 Currier & Ives for three-year-old filly trotters. First post is 5 p.m.

(With files from The Meadows)