Heart Of Rocknroll nails his first open win

05:06 AM 02 Sep 2012 NZST
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Wally Hennessey
Wally Hennessey - tuely one of North America's best reinsmen.
Photo courtesy: Skip Smith

Heart Of Rocknroll (Rocknroll Hanover) scored his first open win at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Saturday night (September 1. The five year old pacer sat the pocket behind harness racing favourite - Kelly's Noah (Kim Crawford) - and cruised up the passing lane to secure the win in 1:52.4.

Stonebridge Rocket (Billy Dobson) fought gamely on the outside for second while Kelly's Noah held third.

Wally Hennessey, who piloted Heart Of Rocknroll for his brother, trainer Dan Hennessey, had five wins on the Saturday card.

For the son of Rocknroll Hanover, the victory in the $18,500 open pace was his sixth score of the season.

Live racing resumes on Wednesday night at Saratoga with a first post time of 7:05pm.

by Mike SARDELLA

Heart Of Rocknroll and Wally Hennessey winning in 1:52.4:

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