08/04/2009 11:00PM

Drunken Love comes out on top


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Drunken Love ($21.90) prevailed in a tight finish over Yummy With Butter and Stuck in Traffic in the $126,200 Shepperton Stakes on Wednesday night at Woodbine.

Stuck in Traffic set a rapid pace in the 6 1/2-furlong dash, while Drunken Love stalked in second under Gerry Olguin. Drunken Love collared Stuck in Traffic around the sixteenth pole, and then held off a closing Yummy With Butter to score by a head, in a time of 1:15.56.

Stuck in Traffic was another nose back in third, and favored Sand Cove finished seventh in the eight-horse field of Ontario-sired runners.

Drunken Love, who was claimed from his penultimate start for $62,500, by trainer Norm McKnight, earned $75,000 for Tallyho Racing Ltd.