Cape Cod made her first lifetime start tonight at Kawartha Downs and it was a winning effort as the three-year-old filly gave Nick Boyd a 1:58.4 ride to win the second race of the evening.

The filly is trained by James ‘Friday’ Dean who also trained her sire, Big Jim, a winner of $1.5 million during his racing career. Big Jim was owned by James Carr, a charismatic Standardbred owner who passed away two years ago after a battle with cancer. His widow Darlene has kept up the family’s love of harness racing and owns Cape Cod.

“She was bought at Harrisburg as a yearling. She was a Big Jim from an Artsplace mare, you have to like that,” explained Friday. “She has a heart of gold. We’ll be back with her next Saturday night if she gets in.”

“She’s got a lot of heart,” Boyd agreed. “It’s nice to win one for the connections.”

Also tonight at the Fraserville oval, Ken Kan Win recorded his third straight victory, cruising to a five length score for Gord Brown in 1:57.1. Shaun Moscrop owns the six-year-old gelding by Ken Warkentin.

Racing returns to Kawartha Downs next Saturday night for a special 44th anniversary celebration. Post time is 7 p.m.