Autumn Series Sweep For Kimco Kid

Published: October 15, 2018 11:53 pm EDT

Kimco Kid was perfect in the preliminary legs of the Autumn Series for horse and gelding trotters at The Raceway at Western Fair District, and on Monday evening he completed the series sweep thanks to his head decision over King For Life in the $23,800 final.

With Alfie Carroll at the controls, Kimco Kid powered to the lead from Post 3 and went untouched through first-half fractions of :30 and 1:01.3. He felt major pressure in the backstretch, however, when King For Life sprinted up to his bridle.

Those two went toe-to-toe to the three-quarter pole in 1:32.2, and they continued that battle right to the wire. Kimco Kid prevailed by the narrow margin over King For Life in 2:03.1, with the show dough going to race favourite Eddy who recovered nicely after making a break behind the starting gate.

Richard Moreau trains the three-year-old son of Kadabra-Kimco Lady for Harbor Racing Stable LLC and ASA Farm. The gelding really put things together late in the season as noted in the 4-3-0 record he assembled from his 11 starts in 2018. His bankroll climbed to $28,625 with the win.

A set of $8,500 Preferred 3 events also went postward during Monday’s 12-race card in London, Ont.

Hidden Potential went gate-to-wire in his assignment for driver Scott Coulter and trainer John Pentland. The veteran whacked out panels of :27.4, :58.4 and 1:28 en route to posting the win by 1-1/2 lengths over Wind Blast in 1:58.1. Upgrade Valley was third.

The nine-year-old son of Lis Mara-Shes A Looker is a homebred owned by V M B Stable of Hamilton, Ont. To date, the classy campaigner has banked just over $250,000.

Par Intended rallied from just off the pace to win the other split of the Preferred 3 for pacers.

Paul MacKenzie tucked the Brian Lee trainee into the three-hole while Adkins Hanover and Lets Wait And See took turns on the lead through first-half fractions of :27.1 and :57.1. MacKenzie had his charge on the move in the backstretch, and they were just a neck away from Lets Wait And See at the three-quarter pole in 1:27. Par Intended used a :30.2 closing quarter to prevail by 1-1/2 lengths over My Friend Diaz in 1:57.2. Race favourite Lets Wait And See settled for the show dough.

Jim MacPhail of Calgary, AB owns the seven-year-old son of No Pan Intended-Parapanalia who won for the eighth time this season. The 25-time winner is just shy of $220,000 in career earnings.

To view results for Monday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Monday Results – The Raceway at Western Fair District.