08/29/2010 12:33PM

Zdunick sends out four stakes winners on Heritage Day card


Favorites ruled the roost on the Heritage Stakes Day program at Marquis Downs on Saturday evening, taking five of the six events for Saskatchewan-breds.

Trainer Fern Zdunick saddled four of the winners, with two of those ridden by Tim Moccasin and two by Neville Stephenson.

J C’s Action ($2.60) got the evening rolling with a neck victory in the $10,000 Lakeland Heritage, a one-mile race for colts and geldings, 4 and up.

Moccasin rode J C’s Action for Zdunick.

Striking Time ($2.70) was next up with a 12 ¾-length score in the $20,000 Western Heritage, a six-furlong race for 2-year-old colts and geldings.

Stephenson rode Striking Time for Zdunick, who saddled his third straight winner on the program when Silver Mint Deputy ($3.50) captured the $20,000 Woodland Heritage by a length.

Moccasin rode Striking Time in the Woodland, a six-furlong race for 2-year-old fillies.

Striking Royale, ridden by Niam Samaroo and trained by Rich Pilon, interrupted the parade of Zdunick winners with a two-length score in the $10,000 Horizon Heritage, a one-mile race for fillies and mares.

Besnard ($2.70) then got Zdunick and Stephenson back into the winner’s circle with an 11-length win in the $20,000 Shortgrass Heritage, a one-mile race for 3-year-old colts and geldings.

Joe’s Little Tart ($11.50) stopped a perfect day for the favorites in the $20,000 Parkland Heritage, a one-mile race for 3-year-old fillies.

Samaroo rode Joe’s Lil Tart to a neck win for trainer George Gervais.