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Marks Lowered In Keystone Classic

Published: September 24, 2019 4:08 pm ET

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Next Level Stuff and Perth Angel De Vie each jogged to convincing victories — and life marks — in Tuesday’s Keystone Classic for two-year-old trotting fillies at the Meadows.


Next Level Stuff

Dave Palone sent Next Level Stuff forward with a quarter-pole move, only to encounter stiff resistance from the leader, Rebecca.

“I didn’t expect to have to work that hard to make it back to the front, but I did,” said Palone, adding, “she did the rest on her own. I think she’ll be a sires stake filly next year.”

Once she crossed over, the daughter of Sebastian K S-Nantab took complete control and drew off late to down Miss Kendra D by four and a quarter lengths in 1:55.2, a career best. The stubborn Rebecca finished third.

Jim Campbell trains the homebred Next Level Stuff for Runthetable Stables.


Perth Angel De Vie

Perth Angel De Vie hadn’t seen the front in her last six outings, but in the Keystone Classic she reached the point early with a bonus — the half in a ‘slowish’ :59 worked out by driver Bryce Brocklehurst.

“A cheap half like that definitely helped,” he said. “I felt pretty good about things then. As long as she felt good on the gate, I wanted her to be up close. I think that’s probably it for her this year.”

The daughter of Explosive Matter-Dream Angel prevailed in a life’s mark 1:56.4. She finished three and a half lengths better than Cocktails N Dreams. Just For Me Nu completed the ticket.

Harold Brocklehurst conditions the winner for Double R Farms, David Obley and Richard Williams.

Live racing will continue on Wednesday at the Meadows. The card will feature a $90,299 Keystone Classic stop for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings. First post will be at 1:05 p.m.

(MSOA)


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