Robin Banks wires field in Autumn Leaves final
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Robin Banks scored in the $18,000 Autumn Leaves Series final on Wednesday at MGM Northfield Park. Brad Ater of Williamsport, Ohio, owns the sophomore filly trotter. Kurt Sugg was aboard for the winning drive for trainer Edward Miller.
Robin Banks (Break The Bank K-Arelia-Donato Hanover) started from post 6. Sugg fired her off the gate and she led her competition through fractions of :28.3, :58.2, 1:27.1 and 1:56.1. There was never really an anxious moment for the winner, who bested her competition by a 1 ¼ lengths.
Completing the race were Tootie (Jason Thompson), Electric Ridge (Aaron Merriman), Evanna, Jkchrome, Evita, Luvcrunchess, Pete’s Sake and Flaming Andie.
Robin Banks now has five wins in 18 starts this year. Wednesday’s victory represents her seventh career score and bolstered her bankroll to $95,889. She was the race favorite and returned $3.60 to win. (Northfield Park)