Day At The Track

Northfield features to "Rockin" and "Rose Run"

03:00 AM 11 Jun 2014 NZST
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Rockin Finish, harness racing Rose Run Logan, harness racing
Rockin Finish & Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.
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Rose Run Logan & Josh Sutton
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Rockin Finish captured the $12,000 Open Pace on Monday (June 9) in Northfield Park's 10th race. Virgin Morgan Jr. conditions the pacer for Gerrie Tucker of Montreal, QC, CA. Ronnie Wrenn Jr. was in the bike for the winning drive

Rockin Finish (Rocknroll Hanover-Please Me Please-Camluck) started from post four, went right to the lead and never looked back. He made every pole a winning one through times of :27.2, :55.2, 1.24 and 1:52.3. He was 2 ¼-lengths in front when he crossed the finish. Lyons JosephJNR, Just Crowned, Airguitar Rockstar, Stevie Diamonds, Goodnite Goodluck, Mybrothergeorge, PL Dragon and Eddie Sweat followed Rockin Finish through the wire.

Monday's triumph increased Rockin Finish's lifetime win tally to 17 and his earnings to $279,682. He was the race favorite and returned $3.40 to win.

Rose Run Logan crossed the finish line as the winner in the $12,000 Open Trot in the evening's 11th race. Monday's score is the 10th win in 14 starts this year for Rose Run Logan. He is trained by Jeff Hochstetler for Sugarcreek, Ohio owner, Philip Hochstetler. Northfield Park's leading driver, Josh Sutton, was aboard for the winning drive.

Rose Run Logan (Armbro Laser-How Miraculous-Baltic Speed) started from post seven. He left from the outside and was parked through initial fractions of :28 and :57.1. He made the lead in the third panel and continued in front for the remainder of the mile, posting times of 1:26 and 1:55.3. He bested his competition by a full length. Completing the race were Zorgwijk Heavenly, Edit, I'll Tell You What, Mythical Hall, Jesse's Messenger, Heza Rube, Here Comes Bubba and Life Long Hanover.

Rose Run Logan now has 16 career successes and a bankroll of $61,098. He was the race favorite and paid $3.80 to win.

by Ayers Ratliff, for Northfield Park

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