09/22/2016 5:14PM

Delaware County Fair: Barn Doll breaks through in Ms. Versatility

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Barn Doll's first win of 2016 was the Ms. Versatility final

With Hannelore Hanover not involved, the rest of the trotting mare set got a chance to star in the $120,000 Ms. Versatility final on Thursday afternoon, and it would be Barn Doll picking up her first win of the season behind a 1:53 2/5 performance.

White Becomes Her (Tim Tetrick) was the first leader, but Barn Doll (Jeff Gregory) moved out of the pocket to take command prior to the 27 4/5 first quarter.  She would go on to click off the half in just 57 1/5, and when Charmed Life (Brett Miller) moved first-over to challenge, Barn Doll had plenty left.  She maintained the advantage at the 1:24 4/5 three-quarters, and kept right on trucking in the stretch, defeating Charmed Life by about two lengths.  White Becomes Her checked in third, followed by Elegant Serenity (David Miller) and Jewels In Hock (John Campbell).

Gregory also trains and co-owns Barn Doll, a Conway Hall mare, with Jesmeral Stable.  She picked up her 18th lifetime win, and she has now earned $758,171.  She paid $5.60 to win after being sent off at 9-5.