Saturday Night At Rosecroft
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Saturday Night Racing Fever Returns to Rosecroft
Saturday evening racing returns to Rosecroft on Saturday October 22, at 6:45 and the eight race card features two “Winners Over” races, one for each gait.
In the trotting opener, a select field of six goes postward. Combined this field has over a million in earnings and over a hundred wins. William Moffett’s Good Feeling is the favorite despite the outside post and has won over $50,000 this year facing top classes in Delaware. The eight year old gelded son of Fill V has won over thirty times and earned over $330,000 in his career and will be driven by Donnie Russell.
Susquehanna Belle has also been facing tough ones this season, mainly in Pennsylvania although lately at Colonial and has banked over $44,000. John Wagner co-owns, trains and drives this daughter of Windsong’s Legacy from post five and is the second choice in a contentious field.
Veteran classmaster King Rova, winner of over $350,000 lifetime teams up with driver Chris Page from the four hole and is always a threat. Beautiful Legacy has been rounding into form for owner-trainer-driver Jackie MacLeod and seeks to overcome a sick scratch last time from post three. Stargazer Lily, owned and trained by Frank Miller, gets the services of driver Justin Hite and is a major danger from post two after qualifying strongly at Rosecroft two weeks ago. Elvis Blue Chip completes this field from the rail and returns to Maryland where he has had his greatest success this year. Trainer Alfredo Collazo has been racing this one at Yonkers lately and having gone a mile and a sixteenth his last four starts should have plenty of stamina late here. Kim Vincent will drive this one.
The seventh race features winners of over a million dollars lifetime with almost one hundred wins. The classy Tarver Hanover ships in from Pocono Downs for owner-trainer-driver Tony Dinges. This ten year old son of Ball And Chain, shows over $780,000 in lifetime earnings and has visited the winner’s circle 48 times while facing strong competition. He’ll start from the five post and is a strong second choice at 4-1.
Starting from the seven post, Beachwood Terror, trained by Sherif Cunmulaj and driven by Donnie Russell is the one to beat at 6-5. This one has been facing extremely tough competition since being claimed in August and has won in 1:49.2 this season on the five-eighths track at Pocono. He’s coming in off a sick scratch in his last and will need to be at his best here.
I Told Gordy has been in career form since August and ran off a string of four wins in a row before finishing a solid third in his last at Colonial. John Wagner drives for owner-trainer Thomas Swann and leaves from post five. Tranquil Hanover returns to the race off a two month freshening leaving from post 4 and will be handled by Justin Hite. Six Roses, also makes his return to the races off a short layoff and will be handled by owner-trainer Michael Greene from post 3.
Mcaroni N Cheese starts from post two here and is also returning from a layoff for trainer Richard Malone Jr. Sean Bier handles the lines on this six year old gelded son of Mcardle. Tim Offutt’s sixteen time winner DVC Firm Believer starts from the rail and Offutt will handle this five year old gelding who recently returned to the races after a year-long vacation and has also began racing on Lasix and should show continuing improvement with several tighteners under his belt.
Rosecroft wishes to remind horsemen that qualifiers will be held on Wednesday morning October 26 at 10 a.m. and entries for these races will be accepted until 2 p.m. on Monday October 24.
Entries for next Friday’s card will be taken from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday October 24. Entries for next week’s Saturday evening card will be taken next
Wednesday October 26 from noon to three p.m.