Columbus, MN – Nineteen-year-old driver Jacob Cutting scored his first ever grand slam on the Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 30) program at Running Aces; his four wins included the feature race and covered half of the day’s card.
Cutting steered the 6-5 second choice in the wagering Justlikehim to a neck victory in a thrilling three-way battle to the wire in 1:56.4 over race favorite Mandeville (Nick Roland) and Magic Mvp (Chris Scicluna) in the featured $7,500 Open Handicap Trot. It was two wins in a row for Justlikehim ($4.60). The winner is owned by Orlando Nevarez and trained by Edwin Quevedo.
Pridecrest (Mooney Svendsen, $3.60) scored an 11-1/4 length romp in a $3,700 conditioned trot for owner Christopher Schick and trainer Kathie Plested-Wiseman, stopping the timer in 1:56.4 for his fifth win of the season, and fortieth career tally.
Villa For Rent ($3.20) wired the field in a $3,800 claiming/condition pace in 1:57.1 for three wins in a row, and completed a double on the day for both Mooney Svendsen and Kathie Plested-Wiseman.
Trainer Edwin Quevedo scored three wins on the program to move into second place in the Leading Trainer standings with just two more race cards to go for the 2020 Running Aces season.
The 20 cent Pick-5 Jackpot carryover now stands at $18,673.66. There will be a mandatory payout in all pools on Sunday (Oct. 4). Post time for both closing weekend cards is 1 p.m. (CDT).