Montana Pablo A moved third-over down the backside, then roared wide through the lane to pull off a 7-1 upset victory in Saturday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.
Montana Pablo A followed the live cover of A Real Miracle into the final turn when Aaron Merriman sent him wide for the drive. The 11-year-old Blissfull Hall-Gold Liner gelding overtook A Real Miracle late and downed him by a half-length in 1:53. Chucaro Art Surco rallied for show.
Brandon Presto trains Montano Pablo A, who lifted his career bankroll to $375,531, for Spring Valley Ranch and Michelle Linnert.
Merriman collected four wins on the 10-race card while Dave Palone enjoyed a triple. (The Meadows)