05/24/2014 7:11PM

Nikki's Sandcastle changes tactics to take Hanshin Cup

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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Nikki’s Sandcastle won one race from five starts in 2013 and had started his 2014 campaign, at age 7, losing his first four races. The losing, though, always appeared more a product of tough luck and poor circumstances than a sign of age-related decline, and Nikki’s Sandcastle’s breakthrough Saturday in the Grade 3, $150,000 Hanshin Cup at Arlington was not especially surprising.

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