Photo Surprise captured the $42,200 Cardinal Stake at Balmoral Park on Oct. 30, in rein to driver Mike Oosting over a very sloppy racetrack.
The Jerry Graham-owned 2-year-old trotter cruised to an easy 3 ¾ length victory in 1:59.2.
Conditioned by Balmoral-based trainer Nelson Willis, the son of Powerful Emotion-Gloria Wyoming notched his fourth career victory in nine tries this year, pushing his lifetime earnings to $96,825.
Likely the winner of the ICT freshman trotting division this year, Photo Surprise has also scored triumphs in the $105,000 Lincoln Land Trot (on Oct. 6 in 1:59.1.); in the $46,700 Hanover (on Oct. 13 in a career best 1:57.4); and in a Balmoral Park overnight (on Sept. 18 in 1:59.4).