The W. N. Reynolds stake for three year old pacing colts, first Grand Circuit stake of the 2014 season at The Meadowlands, fielded nine nice colts looking for a positive start to their sophomore season. It came as the third race on the Saturday night card and offered a purse of $49,015.
Always B Miki was moved to the front by Yannick Gingras between the 26.2 quarter and 55.4 half, that proved to be the winning move as the Always A Virgin colt sailed along unchallenged closing out the 1:50.3 mile with a 26.1 final stanza.
Allstar Partner followed the winner and held second easily in his first start of the new season. The Lunch Pail finished third.
Always B Miki’s trainer Joe Holloway has stated that he’s giving the colt a chance to make the varsity team and stay with the East Coast string, even keeping him eligible to the Meadowlands Pace. As though he knows what hangs in the balance “Miki” has been making his case with impressive performances and is moving forward with each start.
Owned by the Bluewood Stable, Val D’Or farms and Roll The Dice Stable, Always B Miki won’t have to worry about a red tag and a bus ticket waiting for him in his stall back at Showplace Farms anytime soon.
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