Varsity makes it four in row

Varsity Hanover makes it 4 in a row

                Varsity Hanover made it four in a row at Rosecroft with a front-stepping score in the nightcap on Saturday evening at Rosecroft Raceway. The two year old son of Modern Art rolled to a contested lead approaching the opening turn, easily held off pressure during a rated middle half and stayed clear of the two hole sitting Straight Away Quik (William Carter) to the wire for third winner of the night for driver Justin Vincent.

                Vincent scored earlier with a game, parked most of the mile DNJ’s Merry Dancer in the third race and with Park And Madison who exploded the toteboard as a victor at 42 to 1 in the sixth race.

                Dream Our Way continued his undefeated ways with a stout rally into a 58.3 final half to win the second division of the “Learn and Earn” Late Closer after Ace Lauxmont won the first division in wire to wire fashion.

                On the first eleven race card of the meeting eight drivers, in addition to the above mentioned Justin Vincent,  scored a victory including: Donnie Russell (Ace Lauxmont); Wayne Long (Dream Our Way); Corey Braden (Rick’s Jackpot); Rick Murphy (Hot Breath); Jeff Lieberman (Tyree); Brandon Henley (Smashing Toy); William Carter (Rhapsody Rose) and Stacey McLenaghan (A Canuck Eh).

                Of the nine drivers to win a race, Jeff Leiberman, Brandon Henley, William Carter And Stacey McLenaghan also trained the winner.

                The youth movement at Rosecroft was in full view on Saturday evening as four drivers under the age of thirty scored. These drivers included Wayne Long ( age 28); Justin Vincent (24); Brandon Henley (18); and Stacey McLenaghan (27) who all visited the winner’s circle. Driver Justin Brenneman (22) just missed pulling an upset with a well-timed move with Peteantnart in the fourth race and newcomer Garrett Mosher (22) was nailed late after a strong effort with Dreams Are Real in the sixth race.

                Seven races were decided by a length or less at the wire and winners paid from $2.20 to $86.40.

                Racing at the “Raceway by the Beltway” will resume Friday evening, November 18th with a 6:45 p.m. first post.