Tuesday's (May 1) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Harrington Raceway, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Plainridge Racecourse and Rosecroft Raceway.
Monochromatic wins Harrington feature
Harrington, DE -- North State Street Stable’s Monochromatic ($4.80, Brad Hanners) made her seasonal debut a winning one at Harrington Raceway Tuesday, by capturing the $16,000 co-featured Mares Junior Open in 1:52.3.
The 7-year-old Dream Away mare set all the fractions in her two-length win over a game No Bad Luck, who was parked the entire mile. Cruzinforalivin N finished third. Monochromatic was trained by Dylan Davis in earning her fifth win of the year.
In the second Mares Junior Open division, Nanticoke Racing and Josh Parker’s Nice N Nice ($4, Jim Morand) earned a repeat win in 1:53.1. The 5-year-old Blissful Hall mare was a wire-to-wire winner over Bluffs Real Deal and Ash Larue.
Nice N Nice was trained by Les Givens and picked up her fourth consecutive win.
Driver Brad Hanners had four winners on the program. George Dennis and Ross Wolfenden each had three wins, while Tony Morgan had two.
John Wagner and Brian Burton recorded training and driving doubles on a card that also featured the seasonal track mark set in the opener by Mark Gray and Poker Champ in a time of 1:53.
The Dan Herbst conditioned oval was smoking hot with four lifetime marks set in the first four races and a total of five lifetime marks set, two lifetime marks tied and a personal seasonal mark set. Wagner drove the winner Montabello Ike to a front running score in the second race but had to hold off hounding pressure during the final three-eighths of the mile to prevail in 1:57.1.
He returned to the winner’s circle after a wire-to-wire win in the eighth race with Eight O’clock Rock who trotted to a lifetime mark equaling 1:58 under cruise control late.
Wagner then turned over the lines on Victory Nut to co-owner Scott Woogen in the featured tenth race, a winners over trot. Woogen waited patiently until unleashing a huge closing kick to upset favored Stargazer Lily (Justin Vincent) in a seasonal mark of 1:57.4. Cutty (Justin Hite) was a nose back in third after trying it first over. Wagner trains Victory Nut.
Brian Burton continued his winning ways at Rosecroft by breaking Doomsday Hanover’s maiden with a down the road score in a quick 1:56.2. Burton returned to the winner’s circle with Come On Ridge after the ninth race in a lifetime mark of 1:56.3.
Burton quarter-moved and never looked back with this one. Donnie Russell had a driving double on the evening, winning the sixth race with conditioner Greg Trotto’s Gold Like U and then the nightcap with the white-hot Lyons Frank who made it four in a row for trainer Trotto.