The Sunday night (June 27) program at Running Aces saw many sharp performances, including a track record for 4-year-old trotting mares as Susies Sister registered a 1:54.3 victory by a head over Pridecrest in the $12,000 Open Handicap Trot.
The time lowers the previous mark of 1:55, which was set in 2017 by her full sister My Little Susie.
Brady Jenson was the winning pilot for the record mile, getting his charge away quickly from post 4 in the five-horse affair and working hard to take the lead from Pridecrest near a :28.2 quarter. Susies Sister enjoyed a comfortable lead through the middle stages of the race, timed in :57.2 and 1:26.2, but was confronted on the far turn by stablemate Hearduwhispermynam coming first-over from fourth. Susies Sister was able to dig in gamely and fend off that challenge, while Pridecrest was getting revved up in the pocket. As they straightened for the wire, Susies Sister had to brace for the late charge from Pridecrest in the passing lane, and she again responded gamely to keep a head in front in a thrilling finish to score the record win.
It was the sixth victory on the season and 21st win overall for the daughter of Claudius Augustus, who has now earned $154,991. The winner is owned by Lynchris LLC, and is trained by Jenni King. She paid $8.40 to win.
Rush To The Bank (Nick Roland, $2.20) was once again the talk of the toteboard in the male division of the Minnesota-Sired sophomore trot for $12,500. The star son of Banker Volo rallied from fourth in the final quarter mile to surge past his rivals and draw away late in 1:59.1 for his 12th-consecutive win and a career mark. Rush To The Bank is now unbeaten in five starts in 2021.
Ice Titan was a game second and Hide Your Banker posted a career best effort for third. The winner is owned by Jeralene Roland and Vickie Rush, and is trained by Dan Roland.
Coatofmanycolors dominated the $12,500 Filly Trot with a gate-to-wire performance in a very sharp 1:57.4 mile, checking in 2 3/4 lengths ahead of The Royal Queen and Its So Fluffy. Coatofmanycolors (Nick Roland, $2.80) is a three year old daughter of Tymal Templar and she has now won three races in a row and five out of 10 starts.
Nick Roland led the Sunday program with his fifth-consecutive driving hat trick performance, while both Roland and Jenni King registered training doubles on the card.
Live racing returns to Running Aces on Tuesday (June 29) with first post at 6:05 p.m. (CDT) and will feature a carryover of $25,521.24 in the Pick-5 Jackpot wager.