Graceful Vision overpowered the leader, Fox Valley Charm, with an impressive first-over move that carried her to a comfortable victory in Tuesday’s (Jan. 9) $18,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.
Graceful Vision was fifth down the backstretch when Jim Pantaleano unleashed her. The 5-year-old daughter of Yankee Cruiser-Vision Of Grace cleared and crossed over before the three-quarters, rolling home in 1:55 over a "good" surface. Cruzin Coco rallied for second, 1-3/4 lengths back, while Fox Valley Charm saved show.
Doug Snyder trains Graceful Vision, who vaulted over $200,000 in career earnings, for Frank Poerio, Jr.
Pantaleano collected four wins and Dave Palone three on the 12-race card. (The Meadows)