Lady Newton stalked her stablemate Blue Ivy from the pocket, then blew by in deep stretch to capture her second straight in a career-best 1:50.4 in Wednesday’s (June 1) $16,000 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows.
The back half went a sizzling :55, but Blue Ivy couldn’t shake Lady Newton, who downed her by three-quarter lengths for Ridge Warren, with Game Of Shadows third. The top two provided an exacta sweep for trainer Bill Bercury and owner Renee Bercury.
A four-year-old daughter of Sweet Lou-I’m Sassy, Lady Newton extended her lifetime bankroll to $157,634. The win was one of three for Warren on the 13-race card.
Wednesday’s Super Hi-5 was taken down, with the lone winning ticket returning $19,929.88.
Live racing at The Meadows continues Thursday (June 2) when the 12-race program features a $9,070.22 carryover in the Jackpot Pick 5 (Race 4). First post is 12:45 p.m. (EDT).