A Rocknroll Dance continued his late-summer surge on Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile, capturing the single $10,000 Allerage Farms Open for older pacers in 1:48.4. After going winless in nearly a year, A Rocknroll Dance has been on a tear over his last 10 starts, scoring six wins and two seconds. Tim Tetrick was in the sulky for trainer Jim Mulinix and owner A Rocknroll Dance Stable.
Tetrick moved A Rocknroll Dance to the lead approaching the half, which he triggered in :53.4. A Rocknroll Dance held serve through a 1:22.1 three-quarters and remained game down the lane with a final stanza of :27.3. Bolt The Duer made a late charge for Mark MacDonald to finish second, with Our Lucky Chip and Trace Tetrick third.
A 17-time winner in 48 career starts, A Rocknroll Dance has 2013 earnings of $497,737. His current hot streak includes the $618,450 Canadian Pacing Derby. Despite the streak, Mulinix told The Horseman prior to the race the he made an equipment change to a hood with cups. The 4-year-old son of Rocknroll Hanover now has career earnings of $2,429,441.
The fourth through ninth-place finishers all advance to the Allerage final, joining Pet Rock, whose connections took a bye. Sweet Lou, Golden Receiver, Clear Vision, Up The Credit, Escape The News and Aracache Hanover are those who received a ticket to the big dance on Sunday, Oct. 6. Only Foreclosure N will not return for the final.