Bellamente collects front-end victory in Meadows feature; Pantaleano wins four

Washington, PA –  Bellamente seized the lead from post seven and overpowered the field from there in capturing Wednesday’s (June 12) feature at The Meadows, an $11,800 Conditioned Trot.

Bellamente gets the win for Brian Zendt and Lisa Dunn. Chris Gooden Photo.

Once Bellamente reached the point for Brian Zendt, the 4-year-old daughter of Yankee Glide-Bellissimo had little trouble thwarting the first-over bid of Soldier Hanover and scoring in a career-best 1:56.1. INXS was second, 3-3/4 lengths back, with Buba Can Dance third. Lisa Dunn trains and owns Bellamente.

In The Meadows’ first race of the season for 2-year-olds, Better Song rallied three-wide through the final turn and triumphed in 2:01, the fastest this year by a freshman filly trotter on a five-eighths-mile track. Rick Beinhauer trains and drives the daughter of Better Caviar-Jessie’s Song and owns with Regina Beinhauer.

Jim Pantaleano piloted four winners on the 13-race card.

Live racing at The Meadows resumes Saturday (June 15), when the day’s activities include five “Hot Dog Pig Races,” believed to be a first for the track. The action kicks off at 1:05 p.m.

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