WITH her main danger caught in a pocket, Bessie was too slick in last night’s Filly and Mare Trot at The Meadows.
Beginning quickly to find the front, Bessie had Classical Annie on her back, where she remained throughout the mile feature.
Having also thwarted a first-over challenge from Dreamsteeler, Bessie was strong to the wire, scoring from Classical Annie.
Dirty Secret also saved ground by finishing along the inside for third as the winner scored in 1:56.4.
Rick Clapper trains Bessie, a 6-year-old daughter of Equinox Bi, which boasts $367,097 in earnings, for Paula Clapper, Umholtz Racing Stable and Kennedy Sports Corp.
- TRENT STEELE