Harrington, DE -- For the second straight night at Harrington Raceway, a $60-plus horse took the featured event as Belinda Hughes’ Badlands Style ($113.80,Tony Morgan) won the $16,000 Mares Junior Open.
Volo, a 30-to-1 shot, won Monday’s $18,000 headliner, the $18,000 Open for pacing colts and geldings.
The longshot sequence in the features continued Tuesday in the Mares Junior Open as the front-runners labored in deep stretch, while Badlands Style surged on the far outside in the final strides for the narrow win in a four-way photo over Rock N Load and Angelwithanattitude.
Trained by Bib Roberts, it was the third win of the year for the 5-year-old daughter of Badlands Hanover and first career triumph with open company in just her 50th career start.
Drivers Jim Morand and George Dennis each had three winners on the program.
Driver Justin Vincent captured three races at Rosecroft on Tuesday night, while father Kim Vincent also recorded a driving double while putting a lifetime marks on both of his winners.
Justin won the second, fifth and tenth races, while Kim won races six and eight.
Justin won the second race via a front running style with RT Phoebes Giant who is trained by co-owner Eileen Lineweaver and Ellen Warren.
RT Phoebes Giant won for the first time this season and the 26th time in his career.
The winner paid $32.00 and triggered a $150 exacta.
Kim got loose too late with Yankey Conway and was flying late to complete the “all-Vincent” exacta.
Justin returned to the winner’s circle after the fifth race with Vinegar Hill for owner-trainer Kenny Schlotzhauer, breaking that one’s seasonal maiden.
He concluded his night with another win for trainer Schlotzhauer, setting a lifetime mark on the impeccably-bred Rocknroll Jewel who battled courageously while facing pressure most of the mile in 1:54. Kelley Rogers owns the winner. This was the co-fastest mile of the evening.
Kim set a lifetime mark winning with Matts All Star in the sixth race. This one got away slowly as usual but found another gear and roared home in :56.3 to win going away. Isreal Collazo leases the winner and Freddie Collazo trains the 5-year-old son of Village Jovewho has suddenly figured things out this season under Collazo’s handling.
Kim blew up the toteboard in the eighth race, cleverly quarter-moving back to the front end with Michael’s Dream and stealing a :29.4 second quarter before cruising home in :56.4 to hold off the two hole sitting Gold Like U (Donnie Russell).
Michael’s Dream shaved over a second off his lifetime mark for owner-trainer James Whalen, Jr. The winner paid $27.60 and set his lifetime mark of 1:54. Donnie Russell continued to drive well, with a double on the evening.