Facing the toughest field she’d ever encountered. Metro Ville erased a nine length deficit and pulled off a 19-1 shocker in Friday’s $22,500 filly and mare preferred handicap pace at The Meadows.
Metro Ville earned her way out of non-winners-life races with her most recent victory but seemed to be overreaching with a spot in the preferred handicap. Yet when Tony Hall moved her before the three-quarters, she kept on advancing, caught the leader, Cams Van Go, in mid-stretch, and triumphed in 1:51.1, the fastest mile this year by a four-year-old mare on a five-eighths-mile track.
Cams Van Go, who saw her four-race winning streak snapped, was a neck back in second, with Tremor Hanover third.
Kenneth Miller trains the victorious daughter of Metropolitan-Sweet Angel Eyes and owns with Justin Pirillo.
Brett Miller drove three winners on the 15-race card.