WASHINGTON, PA, Jan. 11, 2017 -- Medusa stalked Skippin By from the pocket, then edged by her late to capture Wednesday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.
Skippin By took the field through leisurely fractions of 27.4/57.4, but when she sprinted home, she could not shake Medusa. The 6-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Mythical took the outside route for Tony Hall and nipped Skippin By by a head in1:54.3 over a "good" surface. Spreester finished third.
Randy Bendis trains Medusa, who vaulted over $400,000 in career earnings, and owns with Tom Pollack.
Dave Palone and Hall each collected three wins on the 13-race card.
by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows