Columbus, MN — The Sunday night (July 18) program at Running Aces was loaded with headlines and big performances, topped by 13 wins in a row for Rush To The Bank, who dominated again in the $12,500 Minnesota-sired sophomore male trot.
Nick Roland saw plenty of leavers inside of him at the start and floated away in fifth position from post seven with Rush To The Bank ($2.40) but wasted no time in getting the Banker Volo gelding out and rolling and they quickly brushed to the lead just past the quarter-mile mark.
Once at the front of the field, Rush To The Bank was never in doubt. He checked in 1-3/4 lengths ahead of Ice Titan (Mooney Svendsen) and Hide Your Banker (Luke Plano) was a close third. The winner is now a perfect 6-for-6 in 2021 for owners Jeralene Roland and Vickie Rush and trainer Dan Roland.
Driver Luke Plano had a tremendous night, bagging five wins, a second and two thirds on the eight-race program. He also took down the weekly Sunday feature when he piloted All American N to a gate-to-wire score in the $12,000 Open Handicap Trot in 1:55.4 for two in a row. All American N ($3.80) is owned by Jose Cervantes and trained by Edward Hernandez.
Plano also scored with Bitty Bitty ($2.60) in 1:54, Bobleeswagger ($3.20) in 1:55.4, Crusin For You ($8.40) in 1:56.3, and Bobs Time ($8.20) in 1:55.
Coatofmanycolors (Nick Roland, $2.40) made it five wins in a row in the $12,500 Minnesota-sired sophomore filly trot with a dominating win in 1:58 over The Royal Queen (Rick Magee) and It’s So Fluffy (Luke Plano). The Tymal Templar filly has now won six of nine races this year for owner/trainer Jenni King.
Lucky Playmate (Rick Magee, $9.80) made it two in a row in the $9,300 Open II Trot with a furious late charge to get up right on the wire by a head over Bringthegold (Luke Plano) in 1:56. Bringoverthemoney (Mooney Svendsen) was home third. The winner is owned by Cathy Dessert and is also trained by Magee.
Live racing returns to Running Aces on Tuesday (July 20) with first post at 6:05 p.m. (CDT) and will feature a carryover of $4,822.84 in the 20-cent Pick-5 Jackpot wager.