Credit Balance made his first-ever Florida start a successful one on Wednesday night at Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park winning the $8,500 Open Trot in 1:56.
Sent off as the second longest shot in the race, the 5-year-old son of Credit Winner swept from fifth to first in the third quarter and held off the late charge of Prairie Big John by a neck at the wire.
Hall of Fame reinsman Wally Hennessey pulled the eventual winner to the outside just before the halfway point in the mile while Tom Sells had the eventual runner-up following right behind. They were joined by last week's winner Celebrity Legacy (Bruce Ranger), who got the show dough,in a stirring three-horse stretch battle.
It was the 20th lifetime win for Credit Balance, who is owned by Ron MacDonald and trained by Kim Seaman. The clocking was a lifetime best effort for the winner who has raced most of the past two seasons at Rideau Carlton Raceway in Canada. (Pompano)