Rock On Moe ($40.60, George Dennis) was the beneficiary of a pocket trip and scored a 1:51.1 upset win in the $17,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway Monday.
The 6-year-old Rocknroll Hanover gelding, owned by Jlrl LLC, left alertly from post seven and sat behind pacesetter Lollipop Kid throughout fractions of :27, :55.3 and 1:23.2. ‘Moe' found room in the stretch and surged by Lollipop Kid for a narrow win. Contender Just a Jolt, sent off at 2-to-1 and winner of four straight, was locked in fourth on the rail and lacked room until the stretch where he picked up a position late to finish third.
Trained by Rosemary Smutz, Rock On Moe notched his first win of the year after a 13 win season in 2013.
It was one of three wins of the night for Dennis, who joined Corey Callahan with driving triples. (Harrington)