COLUMBUS, MN. - Bothand scored driving triples on the Saturday night program at Running Aces plus a pair of full sisters won back-to-back races, including the $11,000 Fillies and Mares Open pace.
Longo made three consecutive trips to the winner's circle in the second through fourth races. His success started with his own Kiss On The Lips who scored a 1:53.4 tally in a $6000 conditioned race with optional $7500 claimers.
She bested Free Girl () and Save My Dragon (Kody Massey). He also triumphed with Jenni King's Caseofthesillies and John Rogers' Razzle Be Dazzled. Caseofthesillies defeated distaff maidens Maidamess (Clark Whitney) and Whata Smoothie ( ) in 1:56.3; and Razzle Be Dazzled topped $4000 claiming mares Lil Miss Nyalation ( ) and Blazin With Pride ( ) in 1:56.2.
Maier won the final three races of the card with full sisters Love Live Laugh and Diva Las Vegas, both owned by his wife Denise, and Pamela Buergi's Fancy Too. Love Live Laugh managed a nose decision over Country Jewel () and That's Mara (Kim Pluta) in 1:53.1 in the night's featured Open event.
The top six finishers were all within two lengths at the finish in the hotly-contested event. Sister Diva Las Vegas, also a daughter ofout of the mare Prettylittlerebel, beat Keystone Christa ( ) and Ha Jung ( ) in a $4500 race combining $5000 claimers and condition mares.
Fancy Too captured the nightcap, a $3000 race for bottom conditioned mares, topping Britash Redcoat () and Five Stars Queen ( ) in 1:56.4.
Sandwiched between the two driving triples was a second straight impressive victory by the two-year-old gelding URCutoff, who beat a full field of older horses in a non-winners of two races for a $4500 purse. Owned and trained byand driven by , the colt stopped the timer in 1:55.4 to follow up on his 1:54.3 maiden voyage last week.
From the Running Aces Press Box