Three-year-old BC-bred, -owned, or -sired battled in the $15,000 Marian Young Memorial final on Saturday night at Fraser Downs with the title going to Mach Maiden Heaven after a 1:55 performance.
Exotic Sparkle (Glenn White) took the group of six fillies through opening-half fractions of :28 and :56.4 but first-over attacker and public choice Theregoesmyheart (Rod Therres) grabbed the lead at the 1:25.2 three-quarters.
Following Theregoesmyheart from second-over was Mach Maiden Heaven (Scott Knight), but she would lose her cover around the far turn as Theregoesmyheart cleared Exotic Sparkle and dropped down to the cones.
Theregoesmyheart brought the fillies into the lane, but Mach Maiden Heaven closed at her with every stride, and Mach Maiden Heaven would get up in the shadow of the wire to prevail by a nose. Theregoesmyheart had to settle for second and Degas Protege (Rick White) was third, beaten half a length.
Knight also trains Mach Maiden Heaven, a three-year-old Mach Three filly, for owner/breeder Lavender Hills Farm. Mach Maiden Heaven won for the first time in six starts this year, and she has three career victories. She has banked $10,350 in 2012 and $21,825 lifetime.
There was also a $12,500 open pace on the card, and after a two-hole trip 14-1 shot Nobody Can (Jim Marino) would win by three-parts of a length in 1:54. At Last (Kevin Anderson) was next, followed by Midnight Destroyer (John Abbott). The fourth-place finisher was public choice Western Nitro (Dave McKellar), who led at the :27.1 opening quarter, the 56 second half, and the 1:24.4 three-quarters.
Ty O'Neill trains Nobody Can, a five-year-old Kents On Nuke gelding, for owner J J J Stables, who also bred Nobody Can with the late Alan Anderson. Nobody Can is two-for-ten in the win column this season, and he has 15 career triumphs. He has earned $22,500 on the campaign and $232,926 in his life.