Ft. Washington, MD---When Hi Sir shows up at Rosecroft in the Open Handicap Pace, he normally doesn't let his backers down. Tuesday night, the seven-year old gelded son of of Sir Luck came up big again, rallying past the pace setting Hot Art (Frank Milby) and Varsity Hanover (Donald Dancer) to score in 1:52.2.
Driver Russell Foster followed Varsity Hanover and tipped three-wide down the stretch to score his fourth win in six Open Handicap paces at Rosecroft in the Fall meet. It was the ninth win of the year for Hi Sir, owned and trained by Foster and pushed his seasonal earnings over $68,000. Hot Art's four race win streak came to an end by a head in a three horse photo, finishing third.
In the Open Two Hanidcap, Foster got away third with Acardi, following Main A Dieu Too (Roger Plante) and Jet Blue Miracle (Sean Bier) who exchanged early leads. Foster then sent Acardi first over after the 5/8th pole and wore down Jet Blue Miracle to score in 1:52.2. The seven-year old son of McArdle picked up his seventh win of the season.
Foster's bid to sweep the opens was thwarted in the Open Trot by Mike Rossi and All Shoes On Deck. All Shoes On Deck cut the fractions and Windsong Ingenius (Foster) came first over at him and actually got to his back by the three-quarter pole, but could not pass him. It was the sixth win of the year for the seven-year old son of Crown Prince Gar who is owned and trained by Linda McDonald who is now 5-1-3-1 over his last five starts. The time of the mile was 1:56.2.
Foster won three times, while Bier and Rossi won two each.