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Fillies Impress In Liberty Bell Series

Published: September 18, 2015 12:51 am ET

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After her second-place finish to Mission Brief two starts back at The Meadows, the Ron Burke-trained Im So Fancy was favoured in Thursday’s first division of The Liberty Bell series for three-year-old filly trotters at Harrah's Philadelphia.

Starting from Post 4, the daughter of Donato Hanover was involved in a three-horse scramble for the lead, eventually settling down into the pocket behind the speed of Livininthefastlane (Andy Miller). Smexi (Corey Callahan) drove up first over to challenge. She tired in the lane after being involved in that early speed duel. Im So Fancy (Yannick Gingras) was able to get up the passing lane to win by a neck in 1:54.2. Livininthefastlane was second, with Smexi finishing third.

Im So Fancy ($5.60) is owned by Burke Racing Stable LLC, Howard and Judith Taylor and The Dandy Farms.

Just two races later, the Nancy Johansson-trained She Wore Red (Andrew McCarthy) scored the upset win in her $40,000 division.

The daughter of Yankee Glide came away in the three-hole, drafting behind the speed of Wouldnt Itbesweet (Corey Callahan) and Kirsi Hanover (Dave Miller). She was able to angle out at the top of the stretch, using a strong late brush to win by three lengths in 1:54.4. Scented Roses (Ake Svanstedt) closed up the inside to be second, while Wouldnt Itbesweet (Corey Callahan) finished third.

It was the fifth career win for She Wore Red ($28.40), who is owned by Joyce Mc Clelland.

Driver Brett Miller scored victory number 6,999 behind Explosive Yankee in race eleven on the card. Just one win away from 7,000, Miller has eight drives on the Harrah’s Philly’s Friday afternoon card.

(With files from Harrah’s Philadelphia)

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