Revealed: October 14, 2021 12:26 am ET
Coach Jim Marino and driver Brandon Campbell teamed As a lot as take two of Wednesday’s (Oct. 13) 4 opening-spherical $15,000 Millbank Memorial occasions for rookie pacers at Fraser Downs.
Joe Rich ($2.90) carried the Marino banner Inside the second division of the Robert Millbank For two-yr-previous colts and geldings, vaulting to a 3-1/4-size win in 1:59.1. The Custard The Dragon-Cant Cease Rockin colt rode the pocket behind 5 Star Widespread and Rod Therres by way of gentle Chop ups of :29, 1:00.2 and 1:30.4 earlier than edging out On the eighth pole and sprinting house in :28 to safe his second profession win in five begins So far for Marino and co-house owners J J J Stables and Paul Sanders.
Jimmyachance ($3.00) took the opening division in 1:58 for trainer-driver Dennis Johnston, Heading off a late push from pocket rival and stablemate Sammy Santana (Scott Knight) by a half size To enhance his profession unbeaten streak To three. Johnston co-owns The huge Jim-Colour Me Joyful gelding with William Pambrun.
Marino and Campbell fulld their stakes double Inside the second Chop up of the Betty Millbank For two-yr-previous fillies, as Shoot The Whiskey ($5.30) rode stay circulate behind 4-5 selection Memum Knowsnothing (Glenn White) up the backstretch earlier than overpowering that rival by 1-3/4 sizes in 1:58.1. The daughter of Shadow Play and Arm In Arm notched her second profession win in 4 begins, and her first for the partnership of Marino and the J J J Stables.
The sooner Betty Millbank division went to Diana Mills’ Hazels Wildling ($3.10), who wired her seven rivals in 1:58.4 to doc her second win in five begins So far. Coach-driver Tyler Redwood labored the daughter of Daylon Boy and Hinds Ft Hazel to the lead by way of a :27.2 first quarter, staved off an early problem from Biggio, and evaded pocket foe Hottieattheplate (Richard Lancaster) by 1-3/4 sizes.
Further preliminary sphericals of the Millbank Memorial collection will Happen Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, and the $75,000 finals are slated as An factor of the BC Breeders Basic Day program on Nov. 11.
Following their stakes double, Marino and Campbell additionally captured the $12,000 optionally available claiming function with Dontpokethedragon ($4.10). The 4-yr-previous son of Custard The Dragon rode second-over cowl up the backstretch behind Armycaptin Hanover earlier than switching off Kelly Hoerdt’s helmet and reaching Inside The final yards of a 1:53.2 mile to win by a half size. Pacesetter Rockin Thriller (Rod Therres) fulld third.
It was the 14th victory — and third in a row — for Dontpokethedragon, whom Marino owns with Sanders and the J J J Stables.
To view Wednesday’s full outcomes, click on The subsequent hyperlink: Wednesday Results – Fraser Downs.