Shrugging off a demanding opening panel, Meirs Hanover rolled to his second straight victory in Tuesday's $22,500 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.
Meirs Hanover sprang for the lead from post seven for Dave Palone but encountered resistance from Biletnikoff, who forced the 2-5 favorite to pace in :26.3 before making the front. The 5-year-old son of Artsplace-Mary Mattgalane had just enough to down the rallying Jojo N Goliath by a half-length in 1:50.2. Star Party was third.
Ron Burke trains Meirs Hanover, who now boasts $361,557 in career earnings, for David Van Dusen, Michael Cimaglio and Strollin Stable.
Palone and Burke each enjoyed a four-bagger on the 15-race card. (The Meadows)