All The Cheddar was the big cheese at Dresden Raceway on Sunday, as he won the $15,900 final of the Mark Austin Memorial Pacing series.
In only his second start, the three-year-old Betterthancheddar colt went wire to wire in 2:01.3 for Garrett Rooney.
“He’s a nice colt but he’s green and how the race played out we had no choice but to go to the front and cut the mile,” said Rooney.
All The Cheddar and Rooney set fractions of 29.2, 1:00 and 1:30.3 for the win by a head for owner/trainer Kathryn Cochrane and co-owner Steve Besterd.
The Lindsey Kerr offering of Risky Idea and driver Dan Clements finished second while Guy Smiley shook loose and was three quarters of a length back for Andy Moore.
Mark Austin’s widow, Julie, and daughters, Paige and Paula were on hand to present Rooney with a watch as the winning driver.
Read The Proposal went wire-to-wire for Scott Wray to win the Ken Houston Memorial Pace.
The 10-year-old Bettors Delight gelding paced off fractions of 29.3, 1:00, 1:29.3 for a mile time of 1:58.1.
Read The Proposal is owned by Linda Grummet while trainer Rick Wade is a partner as well.
Garrett Rooney was the leading teamster with four wins on the day, giving him a total of 10 wins in the last two cards at Dresden.
The total handle was $37,847.