07/16/2016 7:01PM

Meadowlands: Unica Steed, Woman's Will tie; Broadway Donna beats All The Time in Del Miller

Nikki Sherman
The photo finish camera couldn't separate Woman's Will and Unica Steed

Two Del Miller Memorial divisions for 3-year-old trotting fillies resulted in three winners after a dead-heat between Woman's Will and Unica Steed in the first split.  Dan Patch Award winner Broadway Donna was an impressive 1:52 2/5 victor in the other section.

In the first $95,250 event 1-5 choice Woman's Will (Andy Miller) strolled through fractions of 28 4/5, 57 4/5, and 1:26 2/5, and was up by 3 1/2 lengths at the eighth pole, but she began to come back to her competition beyond that marker.  Unica Steed (Tim Tetrick), who had a three-hole trip throughout the journey, rolled up on Woman's Will's outside late, and they reached the wire together to share top honors.  Miss Teszla (Brett Miller) would finish third.

Julie Miller trains Woman's will, a filly by Donato Hanover, for owners/breeder Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz.  This was her seventh career win, and she has now earned $502,852.  She paid $2.10.

Unica Steed, a daughter of Muscles Yankee, is trained by Jimmy Takter.  The Ecurie Ab Trot homebred is now four-for-six in her career with $58,238 in the bank.  Sent off at 6-1, she returned $3.80.

The second $97,750 Miller showcased Dan Patch Award winner Broadway Donna (Dave Miller) and Breeders Crown winner All The Time (Yannick Gingras), and they would get away fifth and fourth, respectively, while Celebrity Eventsy (John Campbell) hit the opening quarter in 27 4/5.  All The Time then made the move to the top up the backstretch, crossing back to the cones just past the 56 2/5 half.

Broadway Donna then came first-over on All The Time, but All The Time still showed the way at the 1:25 three-quarters and into the stretch.  Four fillies:  All The Time, Broadway Donna, a wide-rallying Windowshopper (Ake Svanstedt), and Celebrity Eventsy, who split a gap between All The Time and Broadway Donna, had a shot to win in the final sixteenth, but Windowshopper broke stride, and Broadway Donna pushed past All The Time late to prevail by half a length.  All The Time was second and Celebrity Eventsy got third.

"We were just taking our time getting there," Dave Miller said.  "It's a long stretch, and I had a good filly on the lead.  I wasn't going to run at her too early.  She came back real good, and so far so good."

Jim Campbell trains Broadway Donna, a Donato Hanover filly, for owner/breeder Fashion Farms LLC.  Broadway Donna now has a record of 11-1-0 from 13 tries, and she has put away $620,619.