Hammered down to 1-2 off a major class drop, Tonianne justified bettors’ faith as she rolled to an easy victory in Wednesday’s feature at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows, a $9,500 filly & mare conditioned pace (June 8).
Tonianne powered to the point at the quarter and enjoyed a :29.1 second-panel breather courtesy of winning driver Brady Brown. That was all the four-year-old-daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Table Talk needed to draw off to a three-length victory over Diamond Official in 1:53.1. Ellasen finished fourth-placed-third.
Dane Snyder trains Tonianne, who lifted her career bankroll to $142,552, for Linwood Higgins.
Elsewhere on Wednesday’s card, Little Lady J became the first two-year-old winner at The Meadows this year when she scored for Hunter Myers and owner/trainer Mitchell York. The daughter of A Rocknroll Dance-Monets Lilly moved first over from third to triumph in 1:58 in her pari-mutuel debut.
Dave Palone collected five wins on the 12-race card.
Live racing at The Meadows continues Thursday when the 11-race program features a pair of carryovers — $13,569.55 in the Jackpot Pick 5 (Race 4), $2,204.14 in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 12:45 p.m.
(Meadows Standardbred Owners Association)