Day At The Track

Lifetime mark for Ready Any Time at Meadows

09:16 AM 12 Jul 2018 NZST
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Ready Any Time (Dave Palone) beats Barn Girl (Aaron Merriman) to the wire
Chris Gooden photo

WASHINGTON, PA, July 11, 2018 -- Ready Any Time was set to her task in mid-stretch and responded, just holding off the relentless charge of Barn Girl to capture Wednesday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows in a career-best 1:53.

Ready Any Time vaulted to the front from post 5 for Dave Palone but soon faced the first-over challenge of Barn Girl, who was seeking her fourth straight victory.

When Palone asked her for more, the 5-year-old daughter of Kadabra-Spice Queen found it, edging Barn Girl by a head, with Bessie third. Ron Burke trains Ready Any Time, who lifted her lifetime bankroll to $161,513, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC.

Palone, harness racing's all-time "winningest" driver, enjoyed a big day with six victories, including one each for trainers Randy Bendis, Scott Betts, Gerald Lee, Jr., Dirk Simpson, Leslie Zendt and Burke. Jim Pantaleano fashioned a triple on the 13-race card.

Live racing at The Meadows resumes Saturday, first post 1:05 PM.

by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

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