Day At The Track

Upset score for When You Dance

11:21 AM 16 Nov 2019 NZDT
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When You Dance, harness racing
When You Dance and driver Jim Pantaleano
Chris Gooden photo

WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 15, 2019 -- When You Dance relentlessly wore down the harness racing leader, Bettor Than Spring, and edged him at the wire to pull off an 11-1 upset in Friday's $18,000 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.

When You Dance was fourth down the backside when Jim Pantaleano sent him first over. When You Dance and Bettor Than Spring dueled through the stretch before When You Dance surged late to score the head victory in 1:52.2. Real Peace shot the Lightning Lane for show.

Christen Pantaleano owns and trains the winner, a 4-year-old Mach Three-Armbro Dancer gelding who pushed his career bankroll to $172,047.

Dave Palone collected four wins on the 13-race card while Jim Pantaleano, Mike Wilder and trainer Ron Burke each enjoyed a triple. With his haul, Palone lifted his career victory total to 18,997.

Live racing at The Meadows resumes Monday when the program features a $37,849.43 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 1:05 PM.

By Evan Pattak, for The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

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