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ly miscue by even-money favourite Splurge On Me changed the landscape of this contest, but you won’t see Rebellious Lady or her connections complaining.

Driver Doug McNair got away third with the daughter of Angus Hall-Radical Missy while Petro Hall rolled along on the front end through wild fractions of :26.4, :55.2 and 1:24.3. McNair angled off the rail turning for home, and Rebellious Lady out-staggered the others to the line for the 1:55.1 victory. Lefkada was a bang-up second, with Warrawee Ultra taking home third prize.

“The last turn they were going a real good clip up front and she kind of felt half-relaxed, but she trotted real hard through the stretch and it was a good win,” said McNair. ‘It was good to win for Duane Marfisi the trainer, like I said on the TV there, I think it was my second-ever race and he put me down to drive one, so it was great to get a Final win for him.

“She surprised me,” he added. “I thought I had a shot at Louis (Roy, Petro Hall) when she went by because his horse was likely a little tired, but I didn’t think she’d fight off Scotty’s (Wray, Lefkada). But I’m pretty sure he was three-wide for a lot of the last turn, so that makes a big difference.”

Duane Marfisi trains the six-time winner for lessee Green And Gold Ltd of Guelph, Ont. The filly has assembled a 4-4-0 record from 13 starts this season, and she’s stashed away more than $88,000 in the process. To date, she’s banked over $120,000.