PAST HIS BEST BUT STILL WINNING
Ex-Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Carl Lewis, now nine, rising 10 to NZ time, is still winning races in North America.
The gelded son of In The Pocket and Time’s On My Side won his 2nd race from 16 starts this year in North America with an upset win in a low $US1500 pace at Cal Expo, California, on Sunday (NZ time), April 18.
Carl Lewis won 5 and picked up 15 minor placings from 48 starts when racing in NZ for owners Jim and Susan Wakefield, and trainer Cran Dalgety.
He was sold to North American interests four years ago and has a 1:52 winning best mile there.
Carl Lewis, in a field of $US2500 claimers on Sunday, won the mile in 2:00.2.
He is a brother to Child In Time (10 wins), dam of this month’s Group One $131,218 Nevele R Stud/Caduceus Club Classic 2YO Fillies winner Paradise City (1:59.7 mile rate, 2200m), for West Melton breeders Barry and Anne Ward.
Time’s On My Side (p3, TT, 1:58.9), the grand-dam of Paradise City and dam of Carl Lewis, also won 10 races when trained by Barry ward.
She was placed in consecutive NZ Standardbred Breeders Stakes, and NZ Premier Mares’ Championships at Addington.
Time’s On My Side ran 3rd to Lento and Anne Franco in the 1995 Breeders Stakes, and was a 2nd to Lento in 1996.
Her placings in the Premier Mares’ Championship were a 3rd to Blossom Lady and Lento in 1995, and a 2nd to Lento in 1996.
Paradise City continued her good form with a narrow win in last Friday’s $20,000 Magness Benrow Sires’ Stakes Fillies Heat at Auckland, beating Collectable and Kentuckiana Lodge filly Bettor Move It.
By Jeff Scott