08/06/2016 6:37PM

Meadowlands: Lady Shadow strikes again in Lady Liberty

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Lady Shadow's stakes haul this season now includes the Roses Are Red, Golden Girls, and Lady Liberty

Lady Shadow remained the undisputed leader of the older mare pacing group as she won the $235,930 Lady Liberty to close out the stakes on Hambletonian Day at the Meadowlands.  The time was 2:03 for the added distance of a mile and an eighth.

Starting from a trailing post 12, Lady Shadow (Yannick Gingras) was three-wide in mid-pack before the 25 2/5 opening quarter, and then two-wide until just past the 53 second half, where she cleared Venus Delight (Jason Bartlett).  Lady Shadow would then get to three-quarters in 1:20 4/5 and completed the mile in 1:48 3/5.

Solar Sister (Brian Sears) had moved up from first-over into contention in the stretch and had dead aim at Lady Shadow in the final eighth, but Lady Shadow was too tough, prevailing by half a length.  Katie Said (Brett Miller) rallied from 12th and last early to finish third.

Ron Adams trains Lady Shadow, a 5-year-old mare by Shadow Play, for owners David Kryway, Carl Atley, Ed Gold, and Bfj Stable.  This was the 22nd win of her career, and she has now earned $1,169,269.  The 4-5 favorite, Lady Shadow paid $3.10.