07/16/2009 12:00AM

Well Said can dominate Meadowlands Pace


When all is said and done Saturday night in the $1 million Meadowlands Pace, Well Said figures to be standing in the winner's circle at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

A 3-year-old colt trained by Steve Elliott, Well Said is the 6-5 favorite from post 3 against nine rivals in the one-mile race.

Well Said has won three in a row, including the $1.3 million North America Cup at Mohawk Raceway, to emerge as both the division leader and a seemingly unstoppable force heading into the Pace final.

"I haven't seen anybody out there that can beat him," said Ron Pierce, his driver. "It's a horse race, so anything can happen. I think by far I have the best colt. If he gets beat, it won't be because he didn't have a good chance."

Well Said relentlessly wore down the competition last week to win a division of the Pace eliminations, prompting rival driver Tim Tetrick to call him "A gorilla. He's really tough. He's on his game. Steve has really got him going right now, so he's definitely the one to beat."

Tetrick has the best shot at pulling off the upset with Hypnotic Blue Chip, winner of the other Pace elimination and the 4-1 second choice from post 4.

Art Colony, 5-1 from post 6, has been second in his last four, including a pair of runner-up finishes to Well Said.

"My horse has raced well, but he needs to race better to beat Well Said," said Hall of Fame driver John Campbell.