Favorites drew well for Wiseman Trot final at Aces
By Darin Gagne, for Running Aces Casino, Hotel & Racetrack
June 26, 2022
The 2022 Steve Wiseman Memorial Trot goes to post on Sunday (June 26) at Running Aces and the elimination winners had the luck of the draw on their side with Susie’s Sister drawing post one and All American N drawing post two. The $35,000 event is carded as race seven on the program.
Susie’s Sister tied the older mares track record in her June 19 elimination win, with a front-running score in 1:54.3 with Tony Kerwood in the bike, and the pair are installed as favorites at 5-2 on the morning line.
All American N is the defending champion from last year’s inaugural Wiseman event. He went gate-to-wire in his elimination split in 1:54.4 and will once again have the services of driver Luke Plano. He is 7-2 on the morning line.
Pridecrest (Mooney Svendsen) was a hard-charging second by three-quarters of a length to Susie’s Sister in that elimination split, trotting his mile in 1:54.4. He won his two prior races in the Aces top Open Handicap events and he is the third choice on the early line at 9-2 from post seven. He is also a sentimental favorite as he is trained by Kathie Plested-Wiseman, and he is the fastest trotter ever at Running Aces, taking that title almost exactly four years ago with a 1:53.4 mile.
The nine horse field is deep with talent from top to bottom, and includes a total of five current track record holders. Collectively the field has won 221 races and $1,934,550 in purses.
Here is a complete list of the field for the 2022 Steve Wiseman Memorial final:
1. Susie’s Sister (T.Kerwood) 5-2
2. All American N (L.Plano) 7-2
3. Bordogna (R.Magee) 10-1
4. Star Track Hanover (Dean Magee) 6-1
5. Hearduwhispermynam (G.Longo) 12-1
6. Rush To The Bank (N.Roland) 10-1
7. Pridecrest (L.Svendsen) 9-2
8. Mind Yown Business (B.Jenson) 8-1
9. Bringoverthemoney (B.Detgen) 12-1
The Wiseman event will be the second leg of the $5,000 guaranteed late Pick-4 wager, and the third leg of the 20-cent Pick-5 Jackpot wager, which has a carryover of $3,520.14 going into the Sunday program.
In addition to the big race, the ‘Whatever It Takes Race Night’ program also features a baseball cap giveaway and Pepsi Family Night specials and activities. The theme of the night will be Colon Cancer Awareness, in memory and honor of Steve Wiseman. The Colon Cancer Coalition will be on site and will benefit from the event to help raise the level of awareness and promote early screening and detection. Race packets can be purchased to support the cause and direct donations can be made at the track during the event.
Specials start at 6 p.m. and the first race post is at 7 p.m. (CDT)
The event flyer can be found at the following link: https://runaces.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/SteveWiseman-CCC-Flyer_v2.pdf