COLUMBUS, MN. - Despite torrential rains during the last half of the first Saturday night card of the season at Running Aces, some quick miles resulted in the co-featured pacing events for fillies and mares. In the $9000 mares open it was Keystone Christa () edging Lady's Art ( ) by a short head in 1:56 over the sloppy surface. Nocturnal Rose ( ) got the show dough.
The five-year-oldlass, making her initial Minnesota start after a successful winter season at Pompano Park, sat patiently in third along the pylons until the head of the stretch then found room between horses to engage in a fiesty winning stretch drive. It was the fourth win of the season for Keystone Christa, who is owned by Lee Cullen and is being conditioned in Minnesota by Bev Kingston.
The co-featured $7800 Class A event for state-sired three-year-olds went to the outstanding filly Delco Voracious () in impressive gate-to-wire fashion. It was the seventh win in just nine lifetime starts for the daughter of Voracious Hanover who also won two-year-old filly honors for owner-trainer Jesse DeLong. FF Big Show ( ) finished four-and-a-half lengths back in second with Flick A Fly ( ) third to cross the wire.
Racing resumes on Sunday night (June 1) with a ten race program featuring a $9500 Open Pace and two $6500 divisions of Minnesota-sired trots. Post time is 6:00 PM (CST).
From the Running Aces Media Department