Beach Blanket Book keeps rolling
The sprint for the first corner can determine who wins and who loses a lot of time in harness racing. Go there first and you control the throttle for most of the mile or at the very least end up in the pocket.
When there are three horses doing it, someone has to make a decision. Driver Russell Foster had too much momentum to duck into the three hole and continued despite being parked three wide until the first quarter in:26.2.
It was the right move as he held Beach Blanket Book to 1:51.4 in the $10,000 Open at Rosecroft Sunday Night.
The five-year-old son of sports editor picked up its first win of 2022 and handed owner Peter Paul Venturini and trainer Brian Malone the double on the night. Foster guided the Hannover Examiner to a victory in the opener for the same pair.
Jim Morand picked up three card wins, including the latest Daily Double with Always A Shark for Kevin Altig and Danceonthebeach for Trevor Stafford. Morand also snapped a shot with Disturbia for Jody Cahall and handed Stafford a training double.
Frank Milby picked up his first two wins of the new year winning with Spinout for Greg Trotto training for Jon Reedy, Jeff Livingston and the Internet Stable VIP. Milby won wire to wire with Samcro for Frank Gannon III and Liz Gannon.
Trae Porter notched a pair of wins with Squeak On By for Christopher Sharpe and trainer Charlene Sharpe and Shim for Basil Sapienza.
by Pete Medhurst, for Rosecroft Raceway