Meadowlands Pace runner-up Rock N Roll Heaven was reunited with his regular reinsman Daniel Dube in Saturday’s qualifying session at the Meadowlands Racetrack
Dube, who made his returned to racing Friday night after sustaining injuries in a racing accident on June 18 before the Pepsi North America Cup, sent Rock N Roll Heaven to the lead and carved out stations of :28, :57 and 1:24 before stopping the clock in 1:50.3 with a two and a quarter length margin of victory over Hes Gorgeous (Jason Bartlett).
Bruce Saunders trains the millionaire son of Rocknroll Hanover-Artistic Vision for owner Frank Bellino of Bronxville, New York. He has won six of his 10 starts this season banking $656,200.
Saunders and Bellino’s two-year-old Rocknroll Hanover-Student Driver colt Lookinforadventure was also a wire-to-wire winner in his qualifier. The undefeated colt, who last won the New Jersey Sires Stakes Championship on July 17 at the Meadowlands, clocked his mile in 1:55.2 with a :26.3 final frame. Nathan Feelsgood (Brandon Simpson) finished over three lengths behind. The $85,000 Lexington Select yearling has already banked $130,250 for his connections in three starts.
Making her first start since finishing fourth in the Artiscape Pace on June 6 at Tioga Downs, double millionairess Southwind Tempo carved out fractions of :28.1, :57.2 and 1:26.1 en route to six length score in 1:53.1. John Campbell drove the six-year-old Bettors Delight-Tsunami Hanover mare, who has won two of six starts and $90,860 this year, for trainer Jeff Webster and owners Jerry Silva of Long Beach, New York and the Let It Ride Stables of Delray Beach, Florida.
The same connections plus the Mentally Stable of Delray Beach, Florida also sent out two-year-old Born To Love, who made her second qualifying start a winning one in 2:00.3. Let It Ride Stables and Alan Kirschenbaum of Burbank, California bred the Muscles Yankee-Veronica Lake trotting filly, who is a full-sister to I Wanted Wings ($403,418).
Two-year-old pacing filly Whats New Pussycat rallied three-wide at three-quarters and kicked home in :26.3 to win her first qualifier in 1:56.1 by a length and a half. The Art Major-Molly Can Do It miss, driven by Campbell and trained by Webster, is owned by RBH Ventures Inc. of New York. She is a half-sister to Billie Bluechip ($359,338) and was purchased for $50,000 at the Lexington Select sale.
Other two-year-old winners included trotters Madam Stacey (American Winner-Double Yankee) in 1:58.2, Zen Master (Chocolatier-Breathtaking Tune) in 2:00, Chapter Seven (Windsongs Legacy-La Riviera Lindy) in 2:00.3, and pacer Fantaddy (Bettors Delight-Lifetime Member) in 1:57.3.
To view the full results from Saturday's session, click here.