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.