(NEW KENT, VA) — Cajon Hot Shot passed Gordieisanartist at the top of the stretch and coasted home to a 2 ½ length win in Thursday’s $6,000 winners over pacing feature at a damp Colonial Downs.
Coming off a sixth place finish in last week’s feature, Cajon Hot Shot got the services of the nation’s winningest driver in the sulky. Ronnie Wrenn Jr., who had only been racing weekends at the New Kent oval, made his first weekday appearance and he guided the 5 year old Grinfromeartoear gelding to victory in 1:52 2/5.
The winner is trained by Dean Eckley for the Gallicchio Racing Stable of Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey. Gordieisanartist held on for second while Indescribable was third.
Reinsman Jeff Nisonger had his best day Thursday since he started competing at Colonial Downs. The 32 year old driver, whose main job is a policeman in Ohio, scored four wins on the day. He connected with Paul The Powerful, The Doctor, Garbo and Blueridge Casino. Nisonger saves up his vacation time and overtime to be able to compete in Virginia during the six week fall season.
Colonial Downs is dark Friday. A pair of eleven race programs will go to post Saturday and Sunday at 1 PM.