Ain’t She Special, fresh from going coast-to-coast in last Sunday night’s Filly and Mare Open, actually drops in class and headlines Friday evening’s main event for pacing fillies and mares.
There will be nine races presented under the Watch and Wager LLC banner with first post set for 6:45 p.m.
Ain’t She Special is a 5-year-old daughter of American Ideal out of the Camluck mare I’m Just Special who is owned by Dave Haness and Luke Plano with Luke doing the driving and training.
She comes into this assignment having posed for pictures following 17 of her 54 trips to the post with $80,000 in her bank account and a 1:52 mark that was established last year at Running Aces.
Sent off at 4-1 in last week’s clash at the top rung, Ain’t She Special motored right to the top from the No. 2 post, was able to carve out the fractions without challenge and held sway by three-quarters of a length over Give Me This Dance and Graceful Horizon.
Taking her on Friday, from the rail out, are Starzznstripes, Wild Blue Wonder, Velocity McSweets, Divine Art, Wish I Had Thyme, Change Colors and Crazy Cute,
Looking ahead to Sunday night’s 10-race card that gets underway at 5:05 p.m., A Major Omen will gun for his third straight victory at the head of the class in the Open Pace.
Luke Plano will guide the razor-sharp performer for owner/trainer Gerry Longo.