Amelias Courage A Converts From Pocket

Published: June 30, 2021 07:26 pm EDT

Amelias Courage A let All Day Sunshine do the heavy lifting on the front, then blew by her in the lane to capture Wednesday’s (June 30) feature at The Meadows, a $10,300 fillies and mares conditioned pace.

All Day Sunshine fiercely protected her rail starting position, discouraging an effective outside flow. But her 1:23 three-quarters in the slop left her vulnerable to the pocket-sitting Amelias Courage A, who moved outside for Dan Rawlings and scored in 1:51.4. All Day Sunshine saved place, 1-3/4 lengths back, with Royaltywestho a rallying third.

Richard Perfido trains the winner, a seven-year-old daughter of Courage Under Fire and American Dreamer who lifted her lifetime bankroll to $208,355, for Win Rhythm Stables.

Trainer Ron Burke enjoyed a three-bagger on the 13-race card.

Thursday’s (July 1) 13-race program at The Meadows, which kicks off three consecutive days of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action, features a $162,544 Sire Stakes event for freshman pacing fillies. The card also offers a $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event for two-year-old pacing fillies and a trio of carryovers: $2,366.26 in the final-race Super Hi-5, $1,278.68 in the Early Pick—4 (races 2-5), and $600.88 in the Pick-5 (races 8-12). First post is 12:45 p.m.

(Meadows Standardbred Owners Association)