Running Aces featured a $13,000 Open Handicap Pace for horses and geldings during its Saturday night (Sept. 8) program.
Bestinthebusiness (driven by James Yoder) was the race favourite in the seven-horse affair. His stablemate, Whatchyastarinat (Lemoyne Svendsen), fired right off the gate from Post 7 to take command after an early battle with Stuckey Dote (Rick Magee).
The fractions in the race were cut in :26.4, :56 and 1:24.1. Bestinthebusiness had launched a first-over attack near the five-eighths marker, and the two Gene Miller trainees battled head to head for the final quarter mile in the dash.
Whatchyastarinat was dead-game in the lane, but Bestinthebusiness and Stuckey Dote were firing on both sides in the final yards. It was Besinthebusiness that got up to prevail by a neck over Stuckey Dote. Whatchyastarinat finished just a half-length back in third in the 1:52.1 mile.
Bestinthebusiness ($4.20) is owned by Brett Boyd Racing and trained by Gene Miller. The win was the 46th career tally for Bestinthebusiness, who is a winner of $431,130 lifetime.
The card’s $14,000 Minnesota-sired three-year-old pacing dash was won by Giggle Monster ($3.60) in 1:54.3. Steve Wiseman led the Saturday card with three wins, while Dean Magee recorded a driving double.
(With files from Running Aces)