By Darin Gagne, for Running Aces Casino Hotel and Racetrack
July 4, 2022
CR Promise To You turned in a big performance in the $19,800 Minnesota sophomore ‘A’ trot at Running Aces on Sunday night (July 3) for her second win of the season.
It was one of three big wins on the card for driver Brady Jenson, who sent the sharp daughter of Tom Ridge right down the road from post three and did a perfect job of rating the fractions (:29.4, 1:00.1 and 1:29.1) while Triggered (Mooney Svendsen) followed in the pocket and Poko Loki (Chip Lackey) travelled in third.
Jenson then stepped on the pedal in the final quarter and CR Promise To You ($5.40) delivered a :28.3 knockout punch that left her rivals 2-3/4 lengths behind at the finish in 1:57.3.
Poko Loki tried hard to get by Triggered but the Banker Volo filly held firmly for second.
The winner is owned by Rick & Mr. Carol Huffman and Keith Wilson and is trained by Justin Anfinson.
All American N ($4.20) posted his third win in a row in the $16,500 Open Handicap Trot and contributed to a grand slam night for leading driver Luke Plano.
Plano wasted no time in getting the favorite rolling toward the front from post seven and had to work hard to get by Bordogna (Rick Magee) to take the lead right at the quarter pole.
After establishing command the sharp son of Muscle Hill was always comfortable while Bordogna was a strong presence in the pocket and Silverhill Volo sat third.
In the lane Bordogna tried to come after the leader but All American N had an answer and was able to stay in front to post a 1-1/2 length tally. Silverhill Volo held third in the 1:55.2 mile.
The winner is owned and trained by Maria Alvarez and races from the Williams Hernandez stable.
Plano also piloted Vickie’s Vacation ($2.80) to her third win of the season in the $13,200 Minnesota sophomore ‘B’ split.
After getting away second from post two, Plano made an early move to the front just past the quarter and held firm control from there while Snap Krackle N Trot (Jenson) and Ice Master (Dean Magee) followed her around the oval in a 2:00.1 mile.
The winning margin was 2-1/2 lengths for the daughter of Banker Volo, who is owned by Jeralene Roland and Vickie Rush and trained by Dan Roland.
Live Racing returns to Running Aces on Tuesday (July 5) with first post at 7 p.m. (CDT) and will feature a pair of carryovers, including $2,542.20 for the 20-cent Pick-5 Jackpot wager and $1,108.98 for the 50-cent Hi-5 wager.