Washington, PA — Donatover grabbed the lead with a quarter-pole move and was unthreatened thereafter in capturing Tuesday’s (Oct. 29) $20,000 Open 1 Handicap Trot at The Meadows.
Donatover was away third when Dave Palone sent him after Final Breath on the point. The 4-year-old Donato Hanover-Anonyme Hanover gelding easily repelled the challenge of Pass The Vape and downed him by 2-1/2 lengths in 1:52.4. Final Breath saved show.
Tim Twaddle trains Donatover, who extended his career earnings to $192,588, for the Micki Rae Stables.
Live racing at The Meadows continues Wednesday (Oct. 30), when the card features a $13,091.61 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post for the 12-race program is 1:05 p.m.