Red Star Biggirl did not waste any time in finding her way back to the Fraser Downs’ winner’s enclosure.


It just took a week, and one minute and 55 seconds.


Biggirl was B.C.’s two-year-old filly of the year in 2005, winning all five starts she made. Her wins included two divisions of the Sandown Breeders Stake and the big B.C. Breeders Stake on Nov. 11.


She took some time off and did not make her first start of this year until the Delta Pace eliminations two weeks ago. Struggling a tiny bit following the inactivity, she had to settle for a second.


Handicappers and punters alike turned away as the field lined up for the $30,000 Delta Pace final last Saturday. Biggirl, despite the two-hole, and stablemate Red Star Ocean became the 2-1 second choice. Another entry, Furious Five, who had beaten Biggirl, and Leanback Coco, who had won the other elimination, formed a 2-5 favored combo.


Biggirl was more than ready this time. With new driver Jim Marino in the bike for new trainer Bob Merschback, the daughter of Grinfromeartoear, roared to the front and met all challenges.


And there were more than one. Biggirl and Coco battled for the lead to the quarter with Biggirl holding a one-length lead over the outside placed Coco in 29 seconds. The margin was 1˝ lengths at the half reached in 57.4 with Furious Five starting a first-up move.


Biggirl led by two at the three-quarter pole (1:26.1) with Furious second and Coco third on the outside.


Coco whittled at the margin coming home but Biggirl was still in control and won by a length in the impressive time of 1:55. That was only three ticks off the track record for three-year-old fillies of 1:54.2 set by Fast Lane Cruizin on April 9, 2000. Furious Five was third and Sweetypea fourth.


“She’s a Cadillac,” said Marino in the winner’s enclosure. “She was just a pleasure to drive. Obviously Clint (Warrington who had trained her previously) did a good job and Bob (Merschback) had her ready today.”


“I was just fortunate to pick up the drive.”


Biggirl, who is owned by Robert Murphy, now has won more than $17,000 this year and more than $66,000 for her career.