Columbus, MN — The Tuesday evening (June 4) program at Running Aces was highlighted by a repeat win for Holdingallthecards ($2.10, Tim Maier) in a very sharp 1:52.4 mile over a track rated ‘good.’
Sent off as the heavy favorite in the $6,100 conditioned event, the always sharp 10-year-old son of Cam’s Card Shark blasted off the gate from post five and quickly opened up two lengths on the field, and after posting a moderate opening half (:57.3), he paced home in :55.1 to leave his rivals 5-1/2 lengths in arrears.
The victory was his third tally in 11 outings this year, and his 54th lifetime win, while padding his career bankroll to a hefty $560,130. The winning owners are William and Richard McIntyre and the winning trainer is Tim Maier.
Another impressive winner on Tuesday was Delightfully Wild, who posted a gate-to-wire score in the $9,000 featured mares conditioned pace.
From post seven Delightfully Wild ($6.00, Nick Roland) was fastest away from the gate after an early skirmish with Totally Racy (Steve Wiseman). After establishing command Roland orchestrated a second quarter breather of :30.2 which enabled his charge to hold off a fast closing Place N First (Rick Magee) at the wire for a neck victory in 1:54.3, with Totally Racy back in third.
The win for Delightfully Wild was number four on the season in 10 starts, and career win number 28 for the winner of $144,375. Richard Morita and David Yamada are the winning owners and Jessie Pacheco is the winning trainer.
Driver Williams Hernandez led the night with a driving double, including longshot winner Stonebridge Envy ($38.00) in the opener for trainer Edwin Quevedo, who had three winners on the program to lead all trainers.
Live racing returns on Saturday, (June 8) with first post at 6 p.m. (CDT) immediately following the Belmont Stakes simulcast. The 20-cent Jackpot Pick-5 wager has a carryover of $4,354.21 heading into the Saturday card.