Show Runner made it two straight at The Meadows when she stalked Spreester from the pocket, then inched by her late for Jim Pantaleano to capture Monday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace.
Spreester, who rolled through three-quarters in 1:24.1 without an effective challenger, had plenty left for the drive. But Show Runner was the stronger mare in the lane, downing Spreester by a neck in 1:52.2. Medusa rallied from last for show.
Christen Pantaleano trains Show Runner, a 7-year-old daughter of Little Steven-Peace Runner who now boasts $416,931 in career earnings, for A Piece Of The Action LLC. It was one of four wins on the 12-race card for Jim Pantaleano. (The Meadows)