Wrenn Wins Six, Sweeps Meadows Series

Aunt Lilly
Published: June 22, 2024 06:40 pm EDT

Making her career debut, Aunt Lilly moved effortlessly first over to capture a division of Saturday’s Pop-Up Series for freshman filly trotters at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows. Freedom Hill, also a first-time starter, took the other $13,699 split, giving Ronnie Wrenn Jr. and trainer Tim Twaddle an opening-leg sweep. 

A daughter of Uncle Peter-Chuckys Luckycharm, Aunt Lilly got away third. But when Wrenn moved her down the backside, she gobbled up the early leader, RT Pocos Lady, and triumphed by a length in 1:58.4. Pink Whiskey and Bringontheconfetti rounded out the ticket. TheStable Aunt Lilly Group campaigns Aunt Lilly. 

Freedom Hill removed any suspense from her split by zipping to the front from post three and brooking no serious challenges. The daughter of What The Hill-Feelsofree scored in 1:58, a half length better than Tacky Sugar, with Up third. Freedom Hill races for TheStable Freedom Hill Group.

In Saturday’s $29,041 Open Handicap Trot, Saint K rallied wide through the lane to pull off the 18-1 shocker for Chris Lems and trainer Sarah Andrews, who owns with Angela Cornell and Tessie Esry. The six-year-old Sebastian K S-Mauresmo gelding prevailed in 1:53.3, a head ahead of Double Account, with the first-over Guido Di third. Saint K extended his career bankroll to $219,066.

Wrenn finished his outstanding day with six wins, including three for trainer Ron Burke, on the 13-race card while Dave Palone fashioned a triple

Live harness racing at The Meadows resumes on Wednesday, June 26, with first post at 12:45 p.m.

(With files from The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association)

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