American Risk led the George Rennison stable's parade of winners during Sunday afternoon's (Dec. 19) snowy program at Truro Raceway as the pacer plowed through the passing lane to prevail in the top class.
Rennison opened the nine-race card with a victory and later won the final three races, including the aforementioned featured $2,000 Winners Over Pace.
Driven by Andrew Campbell, American Risk chased the gate away from post five and secured a pocket trip behind Rusty Riley (Paul Langille), who gunned for the top spot early on leaving just to his inside.
American Risk followed through fractions of :28.3, :59 and 1:27.4 while 3-5 favourite Little Manny (Stephen Trites), winner of four of his last five starts in this class, launched his attack after getting away fifth from the outside post.
Rusty Riley and Little Manny battled on top down the backstretch with American Risk ready to roll once they turned for home, dashing up the inside to score by three-quarters of length in 1:56.2 over the 'good' track. Rusty Riley out-duelled Little Manny for the runner-up honours.
Send postward as the 3-2 second choice in the field of seven, American Risk returned $5.10 to win.
The five-year-old American Ideal gelding made it into the double-digit win column for the first time in his career this season while racing from the Rennison stable, earning his 10th victory from 26 starts for the local Risky Bizz Group. The win was his 17th overall with the lion's share of the purse lifting his bankroll to $77,727.
In addition to American Risk, Campbell drove Dont Ask Logan ($3.20) and Mando Fun ($5.80) as part of a three-race win streak for Rennison to close out Sunday's action. Truro's leading trainer also watched two-year-old filly Paddy Cakes ($8) score a 5-3/4-length maiden-breaking win with Paul Langille in the bike earlier in the day.
To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Truro Raceway