Surviving a brutal :26.1 opening panel, Safe From Terror won for the 20th time this year in Monday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows, moving her back into a tie with Quicksilvercandy A for "winningest" North American Standardbred in 2017.
When Jim Pantaleano eschewed an early seat for Safe From Terror, she continued outside well past the quarter before making the top. But when Medusa pulled the pocket into the final turn and seemed sure to sail by, Safe From Terror dug deep and downed her by a neck in 1:51.4. Miss Mady finished third.
Bruce Riegle trains Safe From Terror, a 5-year-old daughter of Western Terror-In A Safe Place who won her third straight and pushed her career bankroll to $872,457, for Winchester Baye Acres.
Dan Rawlings piloted five winners on the 13-race card, including a pair for trainer Dirk Simpson.