TOP pacer Wild Wild Western let Prince Of Tides do the heavy lifting on the front end, then blew by him in the lane to collect his third straight victory at The Meadows.
Wild Wild Western sat comfortably in the pocket while Prince Of Tides threw down a wicked 1:21 three-quarters.
When Mike Wilder popped his earplugs into the final turn, the son of Western Ideal had little trouble clearing the well-meant Prince Of Tides, defeating him by a length-and-a-half.
Captainfabulous rallied for show as the winner stopped the clock in a career best 1:49.1.
Wild Wild Western’s time was a tick off Unlocked’s track record for aged pacers.
Norm Parker trains Wild Wild Western, which lifted his bankroll to $355,657 for Jacobs Creek Racing, Andrew Altobelli and John Deters.
It was one of three wins for Wilder on the 13-race card.
The race marked the return to the wars of millionaire Dorsoduro Hanover, the 2018 Dan Patch Award winner for three-year-old male pacers, which hadn’t raced since the November 2020.
The six-year-old gelding finished fourth and is expected to improve next time around.
- EVAN PATTAK