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Woodbine: Run to the Bank looks strong in Wednesday starter allowance
By Ron Gierkink
ETOBICOKE, Ontario – The aptly named Run to the Bank has earned more than $100,000 this year, all for owner/trainer Nick Nosowenko. He will try to add to that total Wednesday night at Woodbine in the lone non-claiming race on the card, a $20,000 starter allowance.
Run to the Bank has registered four wins from nine starts at the meet. He commenced his campaign with a victory over $10,000 maidens April 7 and subsequently defeated $20,000 nonwinners-of-two opposition with an 84 Beyer Speed Figure.
After finishing on the edges in a pair of allowances on the grass, Run to the Bank cleared his first allowance condition on Polytrack going 6 1/2 furlongs, the distance of Wednesday’s race. He doubled up in a $10,000 starter Aug. 17 and then ran decently for third in his only route start in a Sept. 8 optional claimer.
Most recently in a 6 1/2-furlong optional claimer, Run to the Bank missed the break before rallying outside to finish a close second to the favored dropper Stormy Rush. As usual, Justin Stein will ride Run to the Bank, a 4-year-old son of Canadian Triple Crown winner Wando.
Itzhoweeroll received back-to-back 81 Beyers in his last two races, which compares to the 82 Beyers that Run to the Bank earned in recent sprints.
Itzhoweeroll came charging down the center of the track from last to land a six-furlong allowance by daylight Sept. 1. Two weeks later, he was nicely spotted in a $32,000 claimer and was along for second behind the front-running Red Eagle.
David Garica will get a leg up on Itzhoweeroll from trainer Norm McKnight.
Zip It Nance figures to shake loose on the lead after breaking from the rail under Luis Contreras.
Zip It Nance had a productive spring, during which he captured a five-furlong allowance before narrowly losing an optional claimer. He was claimed from a 13-length loss on the grass for $40,000 on Aug. 22 and was a prominent fourth behind Stormy Rush and Run to the Bank in his first try for trainer Katerina Vassilieva on Sept. 19.
Cafe Elektric looked to have some potential last year at 3, but he missed the second half of 2011 and the first half of this year. He resurfaced July 2, when he ran fifth in an optional claimer on the grass, but could only manage third as the favorite in a $40,000 conditioned claimer on the Polytrack on Aug. 10.
After another dull performance, Cafe Elektric beat $20,000 nonwinners-of-three stock over six furlongs Sept. 22.
Completing the field is longshot Octavo, who missed the break before finishing up the track for the second straight time Sept. 21.
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