After unsuccessfully challenging Phoenix Warrior N down the backstretch, Arthur Pendragon tried him again late, inching by in the lane to capture Tuesday’s $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.
Arthur Pendragon and Mike Wilder pulled the pocket past the half, only to find Phoenix Warrior N unwilling to yield. Wilder was able to guide Arthur Pendragon back to the two hole, where he launched the winning move.
The 5-year-old Dragon Again-Western Realist gelding downed Phoenix Warrior N by three-quarters of a length in 1:54.1 over a "good" surface, with Dapper Dude third.
Ron Burke trains Arthur Pendragon, who lifted his career bankroll to $175,210, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Phillip Collura and Jack Piatt II.