Day At The Track

My Kiwi Lady N wires field at Running Aces

02:46 AM 03 Sep 2020 NZST
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My Kiwi Lady N, harness racing
MY Kiwi Lady N and owner-trainer-driver Chris Scicluna
Dee Leftwich photo
Columbus, MN - The Tuesday afternoon (September 1) harness racing program at Running Aces offered co-featured events, each going for a purse of $8,500.
The Mares Open Handicap Pace event was dominated by My Kiwi Lady N (Chris Scicluna) who surged to the front early from post five and made the lead just at the quarter in :27 seconds. Pull The Shade (Nick Roland) and Another Beach Day (Braxten Boyd) both left alertly and then yielded the front to My Kiwi Lady N.
Once on top, the seven year old daughter of Art Major was well in command, benefitting from a :30.1 breather in the second panel and then pacing a strong final half mile in :56 flat to keep her rivals in chase mode. Another Beach Day applied pressure down the backstretch and into the far turn but was unable to sustain her bid beyond the 3/4 mark.
My Kiwi Lady N ($7.80) stopped the timer at 1:53.1 for a 2-1/4 length score over Pull The Shade and Motu Moonbeam N (Dean Magee). The victory was the third score of the season, and 13th lifetime for the winner, who is also owned and trained by Chris Scicluna.
Justlikehim (Jacob Cutting) captured the Open Handicap Trot event that featured a thrilling stretch battle and subsequent three horse photo finish.
Bordogna (Rick Magee) was the heavy favorite and surged to the lead early from post five, while Muscle Ave (Dean Magee) left fast to secure the pocket. Justlikehim launched a first over bid just past the 3/8 mark and took the overland route from there.
Bordogna remained in complete control until they straightened for the wire, when Justlikehim surged alongside the leader and they battled all the way to the line, with Muscle Ave joining them with a late burst of speed.
The photo finish revealed that Justlikehim ($11.00) had a nose in front of Bordogna at the wire, with Muscle Ave beaten just a neck in third.
The mile time of 1:55.1 was a new career mark for the winner, a five year old gelding by My MVP owned by Orlando Nevarez and trained by Edwin Quevedo.
Chris Scicluna led the Tuesday program with two driving wins and two training wins.
Live Racing returns to Running Aces on Saturday (September 5) with first post at 1:00 pm (CDT) and will feature a carryover in the 20 cent Pick-5 Jackpot wager of $4,481.33.
By Darin Gagne, for Running Aces


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