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KK's Bandit Well Worth the Gamble (01/20/13)

Posted Sunday January 20, 2013

                                                     By Mike Paradise

  While some of the finalists in tonight’s $10,950 Classic Photo Final were pointed for this winter trotting series that wasn’t the case for KK’s Bandit, one of the contenders in Sunday’s feature at Balmoral Park.

  “When I leased her in early November I didn’t even know they were going to have this trotting series,” said her trainer Allen Trone.

  “Before I got KK’s Bandit I watched her qualify and I liked her. She didn’t go much but I liked the way she went. She looked good and I thought she would be worth the gamble.

  “When I got her I made a few changes on her and since then she has just gotten better and better,” continued Allen.

  “KK’s Bandit has improved every week. She’s a very talented mare who wants to get better by herself. She’s easy to get along with. She’s real nice in the barn, to jog and to handle.

   “Trace has done a good job driving her and we’re looking forward to Sunday’s race,” added the 79-year-old native of Rushville, Illinois.

  Since joining Trone KK’s Bandit has picked up a pair of wins including last week’s 2:02.1 triumph in her series leg when she rallied past from the eight-slot.

  The now four-year-old daughter of Sierra Bandit spent much of 2012 on the Iowa Fair Circuit for Gary Liles where KK’s Bandit was a model of consistency, never missing a check in her three-year-old season while picking up four victories for her Hawkeye owner.

  KK’s Bandit (programmed at 6-1) did draw well inside of the early 3-1 favorite in the tenth race headliner, landing the three-slot with Trace while double series victor The Padre (Dave Magee) lhas to buck the outside 10-hole a second straight Sunday.

 Look At That Chick (Kyle Wilfong), who secured the pole position, will be the 7-2 first flash second favorite.

 The competitive field also has Meggins Littlegirl (12-1, Sam Widger), B Yoyo (5-1, John Roberts), Fox Valley Lexus (12-1, Josh Sutton), ER Starla (10-1, Todd Warren), Dry Creek Fling (8-1, Mike Oosting), Poppa Woody (10-1, Marcus Miller) and Holdie L (8-1, Dean Magee).

  Every trotter in the final series field shows a first or a second in at least one of his or her last two starts.

   To view Archived Notes and Quotes click here


              KK's Bandit (Trace Tetrick) looks to win right back in Sunday's Final.

                                                                                    Balmoral Park Photo


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