Trailing by 7-1/2 lengths at the half, Bettingfra followed live cover, then roared through the lane to spring a 32-1 upset in Thursday’s (May 25) feature at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows, an $11,800 filly & mare conditioned pace.
Once the 1-5 favourite Windsun Tiara broke stride early, the race was up for grabs, with longshots Four Wide N Flyin (16-1) and Bettingfra trying to take advantage. Four Wide N Flyin grabbed the lead first up, but the escort service she provided Bettingfra proved decisive. The four-year-old daughter of Betting Line-Ms Caila J Fra found the wire just in time to edge Four Wide N Flyin by a nose in 1:54.3, with Stay Happy third.
Norm Parker trains Bettingfra for Andrew Altobelli.
Aaron Merriman piloted three winners on the 13-race card.
Friday marks the first twilight card of the spring/summer season at The Meadows, with post time at 5:10 p.m. The 13-race program features a $333.48 carryover in the Pick 5 (Race 9).
(Meadows Standardbred Owners Association)