Vincent and Russell record driving doubles
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Vincent and Russell record driving doubles at Rosecroft on Saturday evening.
Leading driver Justin Vincent drove the daily double at Rosecroft on Saturday evening winning with Ollie and Betsy Ervin’s Jodi Lin in a lifetime mark of 2:00.2. Vincent seized command early in this one, rated a comfortable middle half and was the easiest of winners. Jodi Lin has done well in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund races with a couple of seconds as both a two and three year old and had earned $48,925 going into the race.
Vincent quickly returned to the winners circle with owner Tom Cooke’s Like A Rocket. Roger Hans conditions the winner who overcame an early interference and gamely rallied to win going away in 1:59.1. This was Like A Rocket’s first win in eleven tries. Vincent wasn’t done for the night although he wasn’t able to return to the winner’s circle. He tallied a second and three consecutive show finishes later in the card.
Donnie Russell continued to drive well when partnered with trainer Greg Trotto winning the fourth race with the consistent check-getter Zorgwijk Lucifer in a lifetime mark of 1:59.3. Russell rolled Zorgwijk Lucifer and made all poles winning ones. Trotto co-owns the winner along with F.W. Sorrer and VIP Internet Stable.
Russell then quarter-moved Scott Woogen’s K J Hannah to the lead, fought off hounding pressure during the final quarter and prevailed by a desperate neck in a mark setting 1:57. Jason Green trains the now three time winning in 2012.
Also of note was world champion Googoo Gaagaa stopping by for a qualifier. Trainer Richard Hans drove the winner to the easiest 1:57 trotting mile seen at Rosecroft this year.