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Barn Girl Comes Up Big

Published: November 22, 2016 9:47 pm ET

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Barn Girl pulled the pocket into the final turn and wore down the leader, Mistress Valentine, in the lane to capture Tuesday’s $15,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life Handicap Trot at The Meadows.

The 6-5 favourite, Barn Girl took the early lead for Aaron Merriman but released Mistress Valentine past the quarter to stalk from the pocket. She was the stronger mare in the stretch, downing Mistress Valentine by 1-1/2 lengths in 1:54.2. Manhattan Miss shot the Lightning Lane for show.

Bill Bercury trains Barn Girl, a four-year-old daughter of Cash Hall-Turquoise Sweetie who now boasts $325,396 in career earnings, for Renee Bercury.

Tony Hall, Jim Pantaleano and trainer Dirk Simpson each enjoyed a triple on the 13-race card.

(The Meadows)


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