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Monday, October 28, 2019

 

KW Malibu Run was challenged but had enough to win the $7,500 Consolation Stakes on Sunday, Oct. 27. At the Iowa Greyhound Park.

The race featured the greyhounds who finished ninth through 16th in the final qualifying points standings for the Iowa Breeders Cup. The top eight raced later in the day  in the title test for the $200,000 (est.) Iowa Breeders Cup.

KW Malibu Run (Plum Creek – Oxbow Trow Kennel), a 73-pounder born Jan. 5, 2016 out of Flying Hydrogen – Bs Back In Black, was third in the early rush to the first turn and grabbed the lead entering the back stretch. He was pushed by Rf Paco (Superior) through the backstretch but managed to keep a length’s lead.

“This was a great race,” said Plum Creek trainer Vera Rasnake. “We were nervous in the backstretch, but he can go as fast as he wants too.”

Entering the homestretch KW Malibu Run kept his length’s lead. It was Rf Paco who stepped back a stride or so. However Superior Tailor (Superior) made a late rush on the outside to make the final strides a battle again.

KW Malibut Run held firm to win by a half-length in a time of 31.23 seconds for the 5/16-mile course.

“At the start of the INC,” said Rasnake, “we thought he could go as far as anyone.

“Now we will lake him down to Naples, where he ran last year and see how he can do.”

KW Malibu Run is 29-7-2-4 on the season at IGP.

Superior Tailor broke last from the two box and just kept coming. Picked as the longshot by the patrons, Tailor, 36-3-8-6, beat our RF Paco by a length and a half for second.

RF Paco, 31-7-6-7, waa third.

The rest of the field trailed badly. Wyatt Wins (Copper Kettle), 29-3-6-5, was fourth 15 lengths behind.

Xk Want It (Xtrem Hess), 29=5=4=6, and Sh Ishikwa (Boeckenstedt), 28-5-2-3, followed.

First turn troubled wi[ed out the last two greyhounds. Cataleya (Boeckenstedt), 28-3-4-6, was seventh. XM Bella (Xtrem Hess), who the patrons made the favorite,20-5-3-3, completed the order of finish.

For the patrons, KW Malibur Run paid $8.20, $6,00 and $4.00; Superior Tailor paid $13.60 and $5.60; Rf Paco paid $3.6. The 2-8 Quiniela paid $196.00; the 8-2-1 Tri Bix paid $288.90; the 10 cent Superfecta 8-2-1-6 paid $107.20.

I'm a native of the Washington, D.C., area and a graduate of the University of Maryland. I'm now retired after a two-decade plus stint as the sports editor of the Council Bluffs, Iowa, Daily Nonpareil.