Bettor Than Spring wins Mea feature
January 31, 2020
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Bettor Than Spring fended off multiple challenges to capture Friday's feature at The Meadows, a $15,000 Conditioned Pace, and help his driver, Mike Wilder, to a five-bagger. Tony Hall also enjoyed a stellar afternoon, with four wins on the 13-race card.
Once Bettor Than Spring was forced to a 26.2 opening panel on a "good" surface, he faced multiple threats, including a Lightning Lane brush from the pocket-sitting Do Work Son. But the 5-year-old Bettor's Delight-Spring Break gelding toughed it out and downed Do Work Son by 1/2 length in 1:53, with Mister Spot A third.
Randy Bendis trains Bettor Than Spring, who lifted his lifetime bankroll to $185,746, and owns with Jack Piatt II and R. Lewis Hauber.
Live racing at The Meadows resumes Monday, when the program features a $5,000 total-pool guarantee in the Pick 4 (races 3-6) and a $3,552.82 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 1:05 PM.--By Evan Pattak/Meadows Standardbred Owners Association