Elizabeth Lane Perfect In Closing Bell

Published: February 26, 2009 05:34 pm EST

Elizabeth Lane captured her third consecutive division of the Closing Bell Series for three and four-year-old filly and mare trotters at The Meadows on Thursday afternoon, and thus remains perfect in the preliminary legs.

Trainer/driver Doug Snyder hustled Elizabeth Lane into the pocket, where she enjoyed a golden trip behind Wild Nordic. She blew by that rival in the lane, and drew off to win by a convincing margin in a time of 1:58.1. KT Attitude rallied to finish second and Wild Nordic finished third.

Snyder shares ownership on the four-year-old daughter of SJs Caviar with Shaffer Standardbreds of McClellandtown, PA.

Graceful Sister, Fancy Wine and Cameron Chip also won their $12,000 divisions on Thursday afternoon. The final of the Closing Bell Series, which goes for a purse of $30,000 (est.), is scheduled for next Thursday at The Meadows.

In other Thursday afternoon action, Spring Break and driver Mike Wilder captured the $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace. The five-year-old Dream Away miss front-stepped her way to the 1:53.4 victory over Niabunny and Jans Luck.

Dan Altmeyer trains the mare, who has won four of seven starts this year, for partners Joe & Joann Thomson of Phoenixville, PA.

(With files from The Meadows)