Scott Rocks Best At Pocono
Scott Rocks reclaimed the lead approaching the second turn, then held off a first-over bid from Maxdaddy Blue Chip to take the $25,000 Winners-Over Handicap Pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:49.4 on Saturday, October 21.
George Napolitano Jr. sent the Rocknroll Hanover gelding to the lead in quick order, then kept Bushwacker outside until releasing him nearing the wire for the first time. Scott Rocks was quick to reclaim the lead, then dug in to battle against the uncovered Maxdaddy Blue Chip.
Scott Rocks had the advantage of the inner position, holding off Maxdaddy Blue Chip by a head. Chris Oakes trains the winner of 42 career races and $657,754 for the Northfork Racing Stable and Chuck Pompey.
In the $16,500 co-feature pace, JJ Flynn won in a lifetime-best 1:50. The career winner of $254,048 rode cover second-over, then came home sharply to overhaul favoured Luck Be Withyou by a neck for trainer Josh Green, also co-owner with Richard Lombardo, Carl Alley, and Charles Cochran III.
(With files from the PHHA)