Richard Moreau trainees Ms Mac N Cheese and Witch Dali took turns on the front end and finished within a neck of one another to sweep the top two spots in the $30,000 Fillies & Mares Pace.
Ms Mac N Cheese, also driven by Filion, had the slight advantage at the wire despite firing off a :25.3 opening panel leaving hard from the outside six-post. Witch Dali and Jody Jamieson settled for the runner-up honours after looping her stablemate after the first quarter and posting middle fractions of :54.3 and 1:24.1. Greystone Ladylike (Mike Saftic) tracked early gate-gapper Moonlit Dance (Randy Waples) and rallied off her cover to finish third, three and three-quarter lengths behind.
The winning time was 1:52.2 for Ms Mac N Cheese, a four-year-old Badlands Hanover mare owned by David Ratchford of North Sydney, N.S. She paid $6.40 to win as the slight second choice on the toteboard to her barn buddy.
Ms Mach N Cheese now has two wins and four second-place finishes from seven seasonal starts and earnings of $60,500.