The only mare in the field, Barn Girl stalked TSM Photo Bugger from the pocket, then blew by in the lane to capture today's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.
Aaron Merriman kept Barn Girl under wraps until the top of the stretch, when she brushed past the tiring leader and scored in 1:54.3. Valley Of Sin followed cover well for second, a neck back, while Trustworthy Kid, the 1-2 favourite, rallied for show.
Bill Bercury trains Barn Girl, a five-year-old daughter of Cash Hall - Turquoise Sweetie who extended her career bankroll to $394,196, for Renee Bercury. It was one of three wins for Merriman on the 13 race card.