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Arthur Pendragon repeats in Meadows series; Palone wins seven
Saturday, April 16, 2016 - by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

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Washington, PA --- Arthur Pendragon captured his second straight series win in Saturday’s (April 16) second leg of the Atta Boy Dan Pace at The Meadows, scoring in a career-best 1:52.4.

 
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Arthur Pendragon scored in a career-best 1:52.4.

More Dragon took the other $17,500 second leg split in the event for 3-year-old colts and geldings, prevailing in 1:52.1 for Dave Palone.

The two will square off in the $32,500 (est.) series championship next Saturday.

Arthur Pendragon was away fourth before Mike Wilder sent him after the lead at the quarter. The homebred Dragon Again-Western Realist gelding jogged home from there, downing the first-over Trelane by 2-1/2 lengths. The pocket-sitting Stone Fire Hanover finished third. Dan Altmeyer trains Arthur Pendragon and owns with Richard Kelson.

In the $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace, Unlocked rolled to a front-end victory in a swift 1:49.4 for Jim Pantaleano, trainer Norm Parker and owner Megan Rogers Racing Stables. Easy Again rode the pocket to a second-place finish, 1-3/4 lengths back, while Sam Hill was third. With the win, the 5-year-old son of Duneside Perch-Miss Major Power vaulted over $400,000 in career earnings.

Palone collected seven wins -- four for trainer Ron Burke -- while Wilder enjoyed a four-bagger on the 15-race card.


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