Updated on 09/16/2011 7:48AM

Channing Way is game winner in Vacaville


VALLEJO, Calif. - Odds-on favorite Channing Way battled Hadl while setting speedy fractions and outlasted her rival by a neck to win the $50,770 Vacaville Handicap on Saturday at the Solano County Fair.

The two battled through fractions of 21.10, 43.88 and 55.97 before Channing Way scored her first victory of the year and seventh win in 11 starts. Her winning time in the six-furlong race for older fillies and mares was 1:09.38. Late-running Fancee Bargain was third, a neck behind Hadl.

Owned and bred by Lawrence G. Becker, the 4-year-old Cal-bred filly earned $27,610 to raise her lifetime earnings to $215,340.