07/18/2009 11:00PM

Well Said cruises by six in Meadowlands Pace


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Well Said spoke volumes Saturday night in the $1 million Meadowlands Pace.

The leader of the 3-year-old pacing division delivered another dominant performance, winning the Pace by six lengths as the 2-5 favorite.

With Ron Pierce at the lines, Well Said took charge at the half-mile pole and immediately opened a clear lead.

In the lane, the only competition came not from his nine overmatched rivals, but from the clock. The final time for the one mile was 1:47.60, second best in the Pace to the 1:47 set by Art Official last year.

Vintage Master was second with If I Can Dream third.

"The colt felt super," said Pierce after his second straight Pace win, and third overall. "I chased him in the lane just to make sure he stayed focused. He has had a habit of waiting for horses when he gets to the top. I never touched him with the whip. I just hit the wheel disc and kept his mind on it."

Trainer Steve Elliott picked up his second Meadowlands Pace win in four years. He won the 2006 edition with Artistic Fella.

It was the second million-dollar victory this summer for Well Said, who became the eighth horse to win both the $1.3 million North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack in Canada and the Pace.