10/11/2014 4:01PM

Page McKenney handles sloppy track in First Responder

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Page McKenney, ridden by Frankie Pennington, collects his sixth win of the season in the off-the-turf First Responder.

Page McKenney won his sixth race of the year on Saturday, taking the $75,000 First Responder Stakes over a sloppy track at Parx Racing.

Five of Page McKenney’s 2014 wins have come in races originally scheduled for turf but switched to the main track, the same as the First Responder. His other win this season came over grass.

The First Responder was the last of three consecutive stakes at Parx. All were contested over a sloppy track following morning rain.

Page McKenney raced towards the rear of the six-horse field early. He improved his position on the backstretch and far turn before forging to the lead outside Yougotthatgoinforu in midstretch. He won by 2 1/4 lengths.

Yougotthatgoinforu, the 9-5 favorite, stalked the early pace of Xmas Sky, took the lead on the far turn of the 1 1/16-mile race but could offer little resistance to the winner. He held second over 2-1 Mezzano by a neck. Xmas Sky tired to finish fifth.

Page McKenney, ridden by Frankie Pennington, the leading jockey at Parx, was timed in 1:44.20 and paid $8.40.

Page McKenney, a 4-year-old gelding trained by Mary Eppler, has now won 9 of 28 starts and $301,178. He races for Adam Staple and the Jalin Racing Stable.

Cornucopia: Winning Image wire to wire

Winning Image went right to the front under 63-year-old rider Tony Black and never looked back, scoring a half-length victory in the $75,000 Cornucopia Stakes for filly and mare sprinters.

The Cornucopia was the 14th career victory for Winning Image, a 7-year-old trained by Michael Aro. Winning Image also won the Cornucopia in 2011. She has now earned $728,737.

Winning Image, owned by Martin Scafidi, covered the six furlongs over a sloppy track in 1:10.12 and paid $12.40 as fourth choice in the seven-horse field.

Winning Image held off Munnings Sister, who chased her from the second the entire race. Lady Sabelia finished third, 1 3/4 lengths behind Munnings Sister. Geeky Gorgeous, the 9-5 favorite, finished fourth. Hallie Brooks broke in a tangle, fell far behind the field, and then finished with interest for fifth.

The win was the second from five mounts for Black since he returned to riding in mid-September after breaking an arm in a Parx training accident two months earlier. Black has now won 5,209 races in his career.

Plum Pretty: Bound gets first stakes wins

Bound, making her first start over an off track, rallied from fifth position to earn her first stakes win in the $75,000 Plum Pretty Stakes.

The Plum Pretty, a 1 1/16-mile race for Pennsylvania-bred fillies and mares, was run over a sloppy track.

Bound readily advanced after the leaders under jockey Kendrick Carmouche, took the lead three wide entering stretch, and pulled off to win by 3 1/2 lengths.

Pacesetting Primo Via held second by a half-length over a rallying Maybe Tonight.

Bound, trained by Bernie Houghton, paid $22.20 to win in the nine-horse field. She was timed in 1:45.02.

Bound, a 3-year-old daughter of Jump Start, has now won 4 of 11 starts for her owner-breeder Balar LLC and has earnings of $161,914.