Rocklamation a head the best in Ladyship
July 02, 2011
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Rocklamation and Corey Braden took home the $76,200 Ladyship Stakes on Saturday night at Tioga Downs in 1:52.2. Leaving from post position number seven, Braden hustled Rocklamation off the gate and to the lead through the first quarter in :26.4. As the field straightened up by the three -eighths mile mark, Andrew McCarthy moved heavy favorite Honky Tonk Woman to the front and through a half in :55.1.
Greg Merton moved New Album off the pylons through a first-over grind down the backside, reaching three quarters in 1:23.3. As the field turned for home Honky Tonk Woman was clinging to the lead, but Braden and Rocklamation found room up the pylons to win by a neck in 1:52.2. Honky Tonk Woman held tough for second while New Album was third.
Mark Harder trains and co-owns the 3-year old daughter of Rocknroll Hanover–Art Sale in partnership with Deena Frost and Stable 45.
In the $62,500 Jersey Cup, only three colt pacers were entered, so the event was raced as a non-wagering event between the second and third races on the card. After fractions of :27.4, :56 and 1:24.1, Greg Merton pulled Arockin Hanover to the outside from the two hole and then prevailed by a head over Roll Em Up at the wire in 1:51.3.
The mile established a new lifetime mark for Arockin Hanover, a son of Rocknroll Hanover– Artaffection, for trainer Erv Miller and the ownership group of Carver, Gillis, and Munroe.