East Rutherford, NJ [October 23, 2008] Maddy’s Heart prevailed by a head over Always For Love in a fierce stretch duel to win the $45,000 sixth race allowance on Thursday night at the Meadowlands.

She covered the mile and 70 yards in 1:39.82, giving jockey Stewart Elliot and trainer Timothy Hills their second win of the night. Dattts Our Girl made a late rally to finish a half-length behind in third. Maddy’s Heart paid $5.20, $3.40 and $2.60.

The four-year-old filly out of Lion Hearted-Maddy’s Terms has now won 4 of 19 lifetime starts. Maddy’s Heart boosted her career earnings to more than $240,000 for owner Dennis Federico.