Medusa zipped to the front for Tony Hall and made a shambles of the race, opening a 6-length lead in the stretch before gearing down and capturing Monday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. The victory highlighted a spectacular day for Hall, who won seven of the 13 races on the card.
Hall had ducked Medusa in her three most recent starts but took advantage of post 4 to put the 6-year-old daughter of Bettor’s Delight-Mythical in control early.
She easily repelled the first-over challenge of Spreester and defeated her by 2 1/2 lengths in 1:52.3, with a rallying Show Runner third.
Randy Bendis trains Medusa, who now boasts $432,012 in career earnings, and owns with Tom Pollack.