Top mare breaks her own record

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    MEDUSA

    WELL-PERFORMED mare Medusa knocked a tick from her own track in last night’s $20,000 Filly and Mare Pace at The Meadows.

    Once Medusa pocketed Sassa Hanover and secured the lead, her only competitor was the clock.

    The six-year-old posted solid fractions en route to her a length-and-a-quarter victory over Sassa Hanover, with Hurricane Calleigh rallying for show.

    With Tony Hall in the bike, Medusa blazed home in 1:49.4.

    Randy Bendis trains Medusa, which boasts earnings of $612,656, and owns with Tom Pollack.

    Elsewhere on the card, Smart Balance provided the day’s tote board fireworks when she took a Non-Winners Pace for trainer-driver Cory Kreiser at 177-1.

    Nicole Foster and Kreiser own the three-year-old daughter of Yankee Cruiser, which returned $451 for a $2 across-the-board wager.

    • MATT SPARACINO

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