Braden scores four
Posted 579 days
Braden wins four, Dream Our Way continues undefeated streak and Lislea Pat
circles another field to score at Rosecroft on Friday Night
Long time top driver Corey Braden won four races on the Friday night Rosecroft card and rocketed into fourth place in the local driving standings. Braden accomplished the feat with only six drives, winning with James Patrick Davis’ Cutty in the fourth on a wire to wire score from the rail. Freddie Collazo trained the winner. Braden returned to winners circle after the seventh race with Stacey McLenaghan’s Shakey Slim, who won in his first start for the McLenaghan Barn. May Destiny was the next Braden winner, as the David Rearic trained six year old ground away uncovered into quick fractions and gained the decision over UB Honest (Betsy Brown) in the shadow of the wire. Braden completed a natural hat trick in the ninth race when he rallied on the final turn with Gary Ewing’s Catawba and won by open lengths.
Dream Our Way, the undefeated seven year old son of Dream Away made it four in a row with an explosive move on the backside for driver Wayne Long. Dream Our Way, as is his custom, was away mid-pack and simply erupted with pace after a 1:02.4 half to score in 2:00.2. Dream ‘ is trained by John Wilkerson for patient owner Joan Breeding who allowed this one four years to recover from an injury and has been awarded with a promising start to Dream’s career. He looms as the prohibitive favorite in the $4,650 final of the Learn And Earn Late Closer next Friday night. Long also scored with co-owner and trainer Sandra Petersen’s Triple T Patriot who paid a meet high $163 to win in the sixth race.
E. Andy Savage’s DVC HipnJazzy went down the road in the first division of the Learn And Earn with Justin Vincent at the controls. This one has been improving each week since moving into the Savage barn, who is ably assisted by daughter Carlin, and has started five times earning a check in four of those races.
The nightcap was captured by Lislea Pat for trainer-driver John Wagner. This one spotted the field ten lengths at the quarter, moved to the outside approaching the half and continued a long move down the backside and around the final turn. As they turned for home, Lislea ‘ and Wagner were in a four horse battle to the wire and Lislea ‘ kept on marching to score his third win of the meeting.
El Kabong finally snapped a streak of four second place finishes in the fifth race as he responded to owner-trainer-driver Justin Brenneman’s exortations and drew away for his second win of the second. This consistent check getter has hit the ticket in his last five starts.
Other winners were Justin Vincent, scoring a double, with Furious Franny, who had gamely to the wire under hounding late pressure for Hotdanimasam and James Groff who moved Wonders Night approaching the half and gave the field the slip during the third quarter to score the second victory of
Racing resumes at Rosecroft Saturday evening at 6:45 and horsemen (and fans) are encouraged to visit www.rosecroft.com for the revised schedule of entering and racing in December.