Panocchio, Pacer of the Year at Saratoga Casino Hotel in both 2014 and 2015, won the $14,000 Winners Over feature Saturday, July 29 at Saratoga Harness in 1:52.3.
Sitting off the lead claimed by 2016 Pacer of the Year and oods-on public choice Artful Way, Panocchio eventually moved to control after Artful Way galloped around the first turn. Panocchio dug in to hold the lead nearing the line, winning in 1:52.3 over He's A Lock closing for second and YS Lotus finishing third.
Winning his sixth race this year, Panocchio, trained by Saratoga Harness Hall of Fame trainer Jimmy Mattison and driven by Gerry Mattison, paid $6.80 to win.
Live racing resumes on Tuesday evening at Saratoga with a 7:05pm first post.
(With files from Saratoga Harness)