Sansovina Hanover uses sizzling back half to take Meadows feature

Washington, PA — Sansovina Hanover blistered the back half in 54.4, a wicked two panels that kept her challengers at bay and facilitated an easy victory in Wednesday’s (Sept 9) feature at The Meadows, a $10,400 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.

Sansovina Hanover scores today for Pantaleano. Chris Gooden Photo.

Jim Pantaleano sent Sansovina Hanover to the point with a quarter-pole move, then threw on the brakes in a :29 second quarter. Once the 5-year-old daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Shacked Up turned on the juice, no one could gain ground, including the pocket-sitting Amelia’s Courage A, who finished second by a length. Sanna Cruza A completed the ticket in the 1:51.1 mile.

Doug Snyder trains Sansovina Hanover, who now boasts $338,325 in career earnings, for Frank Poerio, Jr.

Dave Palone collected four wins, including a pair for trainer Ron Burke, on the 13-race card.

Live racing at The Meadows resumes Friday when the 13-race program features a $16,368.04 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 12:45 p.m.

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