Bruce Aldrich Jr. drives 5 winners at Monticello
December 10, 2019
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While the weather was cold wet and nasty Tuesday afternoon at Monticello Raceway, Bruce Aldrich Jr. was hot and as he drove five winners on the 10-race card.
Aldrich started the rally early in the first race with Tweedledtweedledum. The Bo Sower’s trainee started from post 6 and scored in 2:02, paying $8.20. Aldrich went on a tear in Race 3 and won the next three races in a row. Scootin For Joy notched her fifth seasonal win for trainer Jim Doherty Jr in 2:02.3 with a $4.50 mutuel. Next up was Zone Blitz, the former Ron Burke trainee won in 1:59.3, paying $10.60. Carters Casper won his eighth race of the season in 1:57.1 for Aldrich, the fastest mile of the day on a track rated sloppy for trainer Al Annunziata.
The fifth win of the afternoon for Aldrich came in the last race were he scored a wire-to-wire victory with Future Life in 2:02.4. The win also gave Doherty--the second-leading trainer at Monticello--a training double on the afternoon.
The five wins on the afternoon gives Aldrich 193 wins at Monticello Raceway this season, which puts him in third place for leading dash winners behind Jim Taggart Jr. and Michael Merton. (Monticello)