RFL's Lord Command Plainridge winner
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RFL’s Lord Command (Royalty For Life-Tetiana) put in a gutsy performance in the $10,000 conditioned event for 5-year-old and younger trotters and continues to build an impressive body of work as a sophomore.
RFL’s Lord Command (Jim Hardy) sat third to the quarter and then pulled by the half to pressure the leading Pembroke Monet (Drew Campbell) for the next half-mile. After hitting the three-quarters in 1:27.1, RFL’s Lord Command took control from Pembroke Monet but still wasn't in the clear. He then had to deal with Valentin (Wally Watson) who was trotting up a storm on the outside. Valentin got within a head of RFL’s Lord Command at the top of the lane but the leader would not submit and RFL’s Lord Command stayed tough to the wire, winning by 1/2 length in 1:57.
It was the fifth win in only nine starts this year for RFL’s Lord Command ($4.00) for owner/breeder Al Ross. Jim Hardy trains the winner.
RFL’s Lord Command is a 3/4 brother to Muscles Jared, who was a 2-year-old MASS champion in 2016.
On the pacing side, Good Heavens (Rock N Roll Heaven-Ms Pininfarina) scored an equally impressive win in the $10,000 conditioned event for 5-year-old and younger side-wheelers and kept his winning streak alive in the process.
Good Heavens (Drew Campbell) left for position from post eight and dropped in fifth by the quarter. But that pylon position was vacated after they hit the front straight as Campbell brought Good Heavens first up to challenge Radical (Jim Hardy) who was cutting the mile. By the time they hit the half these two tangled eye to eye and were pacing strong up the backside in a :27.1 split.
It was the third straight win for Good Heavens ($4.80) and the winning time equaled the geldings lifetime mark set just last week.
Nancy Longobardi owns Good Heavens who is trained by Ivan Davies. The gelding was bred by Frederick Hertrich III.--By Tim Bojarski/Standardbred Owners of Mass.