Fort Washington, MD – When your grandfather and father have won races at Rosecroft Raceway, you might as well follow in their footsteps, right?
Jason Green continues to do that, as Wednesday (Dec. 12) night he piloted four winners including a win in the mares feature with KG Rocks in 1:53.2.
Sent off as the third choice in the wagering, KG Rocks watched as a ton of activity went on in front of her over the first five-eighths of a mile. Fearless Chance (John Mackinnon) left hard from the rail before yielding to Arts and Flowers (Roger Plante Jr) through an opening quarter of :27. Iheartquestionmark (Eric Davis) was left parked, but pressed on, clearing before the half in :55.2.
At that point, favored Sweetnfamous and Frank Milby sprung forward to grab the lead while the rest of the outer flow moved up. Green, who started fifth over, eventually brushed three wide with the eventual winner, who zipped home for her third win of the fall meet. Arts And Flowers was second while Sweetnfamous finished third.
Heidi Van Vliet owns and trains the daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven, who won for the 15th time in her career. While she had rested up over the summer, KG Rocks has now gone 3-1-1 in her last six starts at Rosecroft.
“She really likes the winter,” said Van Vliet, who also teamed with Green for a trotting win with Winston Hall in a lifetime best 1:59.
Jason Green’s dad, Clifton, piloted Maryland Sires Stakes trotting champions Old Dan and Bo Jam at Rosecroft and also garnered MSS wins with Tuggit, who was trained by his father, Clayton.
Green won a pair for owners Michael and Brittany Bounds as the 10-year old trotter Magglio picked up his third win of the fall meet, and I’m Done Talking pulled an 8-1 upset.
Leading driver Frank Milby won a pair as Luck Of The Deal rallied for a win for owner Marc Tardif and trainer Eric Davis, while Accokeek Mercury held off favored Believe In Him (Ricky Still) to post a 13-1 upset for owner-trainer Rusty Cox.
Milby now leads Russell Foster, 45-42, going into the final night of the meet Sunday (Dec. 16).
Not only was Wednesday night’s (Dec. 13) card dominated by pacing mares, but also by female trainers, who had seven wins on the night. Van Vliet and Bounds had doubles, while Megan Roberts, Amanda Malone and meet-leading trainer Arlene Cameron each had a win on the 12-race card.