Day At The Track

Rock N' Roll Jet sharp for $100,000 Pace

03:00 AM 27 Nov 2018 NZDT
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Rosecroft Raceway, Harness Racing
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A week away from the $100,000 Potomac Pace Invitational and the harness racing local horse couldn't be any sharper. Rock N' Roll Jet has certainly earned his opportunity, winning Sunday night for the fifth time in his last six Open starts at Rosecroft in 1:51.3.

The nine-year old son of Rocknroll Hanover could not be any sharper. Winning for the ninth time this year and 46th time in his career, driver Kim Vincent floated out from handicapped post nine and tucked ever so briefly fifth on the pylons at the opening quarter. 1-5 Favorite Options Are A Dream (Ross Wolfenden) cleared from post and yielded the lead for a short time to Kiss A Dragon (Russell Foster) but ultimately reclaimed the lead by the half. Vincent by then was within a length of the leader on the outside and they raced as partners until the last eight of a mile when Sams Triple Crown and John Wagner looked poised breeze on by only to see Rock N' Roll Jet dig in and hold him off by a head for the win. Sent off as the 9-2 second choice, Rock N' Roll Jet is likely for the $100,000 Potomac Pace next Sunday night at Rosecroft. Dawn Webb and trainer Buddy Bright own the winner who now has seasonal earnings of $73,975.

Driver Jonathan Roberts had three wins on the card, winning with Pace Car ($14.00) for Deborah and Jamie Bozman and trainer Walter Bozman Jr. Roberts sat the son of Foreclosure N in the pocket behind pace setter B A Rocket (Russell Foster) and blasted up the passing lane holding off 48-1 long shot Seen Before Heard who closed stoutly from the back for Allan Davis in 1:54.3.

Roberts picked up an easy win for Donald Fowler as Rock N Row ($3.20) wired the field in 1:54.4. Willard Reynolds conditions the winner who won for the eighth time this year. His final win of the night came with A Major Impulse who went coast to coast in 1:53.4 for Joseph Karrat and trainer Luis Collazo.

John Wagner took the $9,000 featured trot with Southwind Ferrari for Scott Woogen and trainer Arlene Cameron. It was the ninth win in 23 starts for the four year old son of Chapter Seven who returned a surprising $15.80. The time of the mile was 1:55.4.

Wagner and Cameron gained a double as Choreographer ($11.40) won upon first calling for his new barn, in 1:55.

Rosecroft will play host to the $100,00 Potomac Pace next Sunday at 4:40. Horses that are expected as of now include Dealt A Winner, who finished second in Saturday's TVG Final to McWicked. Trainer Mark Silva will be sending Dealt A Winner to his Third Potomac Pace. Filibuster Hanover who was third is expected for trainer Ron Burke and Endeavor who won Saturday's Tom Horner Memorial at Dayton in 1:50 for trainer Jeff Cullipher.

There will be a $25,000 Maryland Invitational which is expected to include Slick Tony, Hickory Aloha, Sam's Triple Crown, All The Cookies, a winner last night for Tyler Davis in 1:51.4, and Rocktavious among others who have been invited.

Harness Racing's richest horse ever Foiled Again will stop at Rosecroft on his farewell tour in the $15,000 Foiled Again Invitational for horses 10 and older. That field is expected to include Real Flight, who last week at Rosecroft in 1:53.4 for trainer Jody Dunning, 14-year old Arts Blaze who won last night at Rosecroft in 1:54.2 for owner-trainer John Urbanski. It was the 54th career win for Arts Blaze as Urbanski teamed with Jason Thompson for a double as Andwin Hanover scored in race 3.

 
Pete Medhurst
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