Milby-mania strikes at Rosecroft
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MILBY-MANIA at Rosecroft
Leading driver Frank Milby turned in another big night at Rosecroft on Tuesday night. Milby had eleven drives on the thirteen race card and had five winners, two seconds and a third. He also had another finish fourth for a huge night.
Milby won the second race with Storm Logan, breaking that one’s maiden in 1:57 for owners Norman, Dawn and Storm Short of Georgetown, Delaware. Melanie Major trains the five year old son of Badlands Hanover who only began racing a month ago with a qualifier at Dover.
The next race Milby finished third with the longest shot to hit the ticket all night with KJ Hannah who was 34 to 1. Milby was far from done as he next won the fourth race with the eleven year old SOS Mackenna in a lifetime mark of 1:54. Edward Evans owns and trains the winner who scored win twenty-three in start number one hundred eighty three. SOS Mac’ edged closer to the $100,000 mark with this even.
Milby made it two in a row using a two hole trip to score in 1:54.2 with Trophy Hunter for trainer Jason Green. It was the fifth win of the season and eighteenth of this one’s career. The winner is owned by Gloria Kinnamon ,
After missing in a blanket photo in the sixth race, Milby put Beauty And A Beast on the engine in the seventh race and finished a solid second. Two off the board finishes followed in the eighth and ninth race but Milby was far from done for the night.
In the tenth race Milby sat fourth early with trainer Megan Fortna’s Trickledown Theory and was on the move approaching half mile, Trickledown roared up uncovered going by the pack on the backside and was an open lengths winner in a lifetime mark of 1:58.4. Coray Mitchell owns the winner who has scored three wins in his last four starts after racing on the Iowa fair scene until recently.
Milby scored his fifth win with owner Thomas Cooke’s Gone Nuclear trained by Roger Hans. This one made two moves to command and effortlessly cruised to victory in 1:51.3, missing his lifetime mark by one fifth of a second. Gone Nuclear closed the deal with a 56 back-half that opened up on the field. Michael’s Dream gamely held the place late for driver Kim Vincent.
In the weekly top race for pacers Milby was second choice with Caviart Tyler and was second best to the Kelley Rogers owned Dalhousie Dave. Kenny Schlotzhauer trains the winner and Corey Braden drove the winner to give him a driving double, having previously scored on Gold Star Smokin in the third.
In addition to Braden’s double, veteran Kim Vincent also had a driving double winning with Whitesville Liz in the ninth race triggering a $792 exacta and then winning with La Shark Hanover in the nightcap.