Abelard Hanover paces 1:51.2 mile

Abelard Hanover paces fastest mile of meet 1:51.2 on Tuesday Rosecroft card

                Frank Milby, who had three winners on the night, scored the fastest mile of the Fall 2012 race meet scorching the track in 1:51.2. Abelard was hard pressed through an opening quarter of 26.2 by Shady Breeze (Chris Welty driving) but was relentless about making the lead. After cleverly rating a 29.4 second quarter Shakearosa and driver Jimmy King Jr. came a calling briefly grabbing the lead at the three quarters in 1:23.2. Milby called on Abelard for more and he responded with a 28 second final quarter to score in 1:51.2.  Shakearosa paced a big mile to hold the place and Caviart Tyler won the three horse photo for the show money. The win was Abelard Hanover eleventh career win and was the second in a row for the four year old gelding. Alvin Callahan trains and owns the winner along with Suzanne Waskey and Pamela Price.

                MIlby’s other wins came in the second with Jereme’s Lear Jet and in the fourth with Head of the Barn, a horse that he trains.

                The weekly “Winner’s Over” trot went to Baximum, trained and driven by Bobby Clark, who expertly saved every inch of racetrack and exploded up the lightning lane score for the second week in a row. Four Starz Robro, Chris Welty driving,  was gallant in defeat and gave ground grudgingly while holding the place over Go Nano Go, who lived up to his nickname “ATM”, by grabbing the show money with  another solid mile.

                John Wagner continued his winning ways with a driving triple scoring in the eighth race with Pushintheenvelope, making it a consecutive double with a perfectly rated Owhatastunner who scored a wire to wire win over the boys and finally paying an amazing $36.60 to win with Cedar Hall Boy in the final.

                Also of note, I Told Gordy continued his winning ways for trainer Tommy Swann and driver Justin Brenneman in the opener. After rallying frantically last week, this week Brenneman and Gordy went down the highway to make it three in a row. Gone Nuclear (Wagner) rallied stoutly to grab the place.

                Horsemen are reminded that the box for Saturday evening October 6th will open at noon on Wednesday and close at three pm. The box for Tuesday evening October 9th will follow the same schedule on Thursday.