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Truro Hosts MacKenzie Memorial

Published: October 3, 2010 8:01 pm ET

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A star-studded line up of sophomores did battle at Truro Raceway on Sunday afternoon, as the Nova Scotia half-miler played host to four divisions of the Carl and Marg MacKenzie Memorial Stakes.

Fillies took the stage first in a set of $10,248 divisions, followed by the boys going toe-to-toe in a pair of $10,248 tilts.

R Es Miss Jen extended her winning streak to four-in-a-row for driver Gilles Barrieau, who rallied the Blaine McKenna-trained miss to a career-best clocking of 1:58. She used a :28.3 final frame to drive away to a 1-1/4 length score over Seawind Allegra (Danny Romo), with race favourite Bettim Laura (Jeff Lilley) scooping up the show dough.

McKenna shares ownership on the daughter of N Xample-R Es Jen with Harold Culleton of Ellerslie, PEI. Despite starting the season 0-for-13, R Es Miss Jen has banked more than $18,000. Her career bankroll climbed to $30,409 with the triumph.

Scootingforsuccess gave driver Barrieau a sweep of the filly divisions thanks to her 1:58.2 career-best effort in the second split. The Wade Sorrie pupil brushed to the lead shortly past the mid-way point and drew off to win by 1-1/2 lengths over Cruising Champette (Mark Bradley). Hey Jean (Marc Campbell) was third.

Sent off as the even-money favourite, the daughter of Western Success-Scooting Annie improved to 6-2-3 in 15 trips postward this season for owner Walter Simmons of Summerside, PEI. The filly has stashed away more than $43,000 to date.

Allbentouttashape showed no mercy to his foes in the first division for the colts and geldings. The son of Quick Comeback-C A Lady laid down fractions of :28.1, :56.3 and 1:26.2 before using a :29.3 final frame to stop the teletimer in 1:56. It was more than five lengths back to runner-up T M Top Gun (Darren Crowe) and third-place finisher Mr Salming (Gilles Barrieau).

The gelding, who was sent off as the 4-5 choice, is owned by Dooley Boys Racing Stable of Halifax, NS. The victory was his ninth of the season in 13 attempts, he’s now 22-for-29 in his career. He has banked $126,265 along the way.

Dr Alexander B pushed his winning streak to three-in-a-row for owner/trainer Paul Doyle of Charlottetown, PEI thanks to a come-from-behind score in the second division in a time of 1:57.4. Shane Bernard rallied the colt to the victory over Box Car Johnnie (Clare MacDonald) and Grayland Hill (Marc Campbell).

The son of Western Success-Heshe Gal, who was sent off as odds of 10-1 in the eight-horse affair, won for the sixth time this season and for the 10th time in his career. The victory lifted his earnings over the $60,000 mark.

To view Sunday’s results, click here.

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