Jenson triples up, takes feature at Aces

Columbus, MN — Brady Jenson remained hot at Running Aces on Thursday night (Aug. 11), posting a natural driving triple on the card and scoring in the $13,000 feature race with Wild Nite Tina.

Sent off as the third choice in the Mares Open Handicap II at 7-2, Jenson left the gate quickly with the daughter of Arizona Liar from post five and laid claim to the pocket position behind Avaya Hanover (Mooney Svendsen) who had also charged away fast from post six.

Brady Jenson remained hot on Thursday at Running Aces, capturing the feature race with Wild Nite Tina as part of a driving triple. Dee Leftwich photo.

Alwaysalittlemore (Luke Plano) floated away in third position and the six pack of distaffers played follow the leader through the moderate early fractions of :28.1 and :57 before Delightfully Wild (Dean Magee) tried a first over bid and Hurry Home (Rene Goulet) joined the outer tier.

Avaya Hanover was still in control as they rounded the far turn and was never under direct pressure until the homestretch. In the lane, Jenson exploded from the pocket with Wild Nite Tina to take command and easily drew away for a 2-1/2 length tally while Uniquerock (Rick Magee) closed sharply in the passing lane to pick up the place spot over Alwaysalittlemore and Avaya Hanover in the 1:54.2 mile.

Wild Nite Tina ($9.00) now shows six seasonal wins and 27 career tallies and has bankrolled $217,431 to date. The winner is owned by Eugene Paul Janes and is trained by Gene Miller.

Live racing returns to Running Aces on Sunday (Aug. 14) for a special ‘Horse Racing Celebration Night’ to benefit This Old Horse, an organization that is dedicated to the care and rehoming of retired racehorses.

Amber Sawyer will also be on hand to promote her children’s book ‘Love to Race.’ There will be a giveaway of 100 copies of the book to the first 100 kids to arrive on Sunday.

The card will also feature ‘Pepsi Family Night’ specials and activities and the race program will feature two $17,500 elimination splits for the Ron Banks Memorial FFA Pace, as well as three divisions of the $33,000 Minnesota-sired sophomore trot as part of a 10-race offering.

Post time at Running Aces is 7 p.m. (CDT).

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