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Roll With Joe draws 3 post in Messenger

Tuesday, November 8, 2011  By: Frank Drucker
ith Joe draws 3 post in Messenger
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - by Frank Drucker, publicity director, Yonkers Raceway

Yonkers, NY--Roll With Joe, the richest harness horse in North America this season, drew post position No. 3 for Yonkers Raceway's Messenger Stakes.

The 56th edition of the final leg of the Pacing Triple Crown goes as Saturday night's (Nov. 12) sixth race, a one-dash-for-the-cash event worth $401,000. Post time is approximately 8:50 p.m.

Roll With Joe, a son of Cam's Card Shark, lists the million-dollar Meadowlands Pace on the resume of a $1.4 million earnings season. Roll With Joe has five wins, four seconds a pair of thirds in 13 starts this season, with his actual bankroll at $1,449,225. He won Chester's $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine and was beaten a lip in last month's $500,000 final of the Breeders Crown at Woodbine. Roll With Joe also finished second in the $252,864 final of the Little Brown Jug.

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Roll With Joe looks to add to his sport-leading bankroll in the Messenger Stakes.

Roll With Joe is co-owned by (breeder) Winbak Farm, Blue Chip Bloodstock, Stephen Demeter and Not To Worry Stable and trained by Ed Hart. Ron Pierce has the assignment for the colt's second local appearance, the first being a mid-October qualifier.

"He's coming into this race in great shape," Hart said. "We're looking forward to it and ready to go." 

New York Sire Stakes champ Mojo Terror, with a dozen wins this more than $314,000 to his credit this season. He landed post No. 2 among the half-dozen 3-year-olds, four colts and two geldings. The homebred (Perfect World Enterprises) gelded son of Western Terror is trained by Chris Oakes for Bulletproof Enterprises. Brian Sears does the honors.

The field for the Messenger, in post position order: 1-Sea Venture (Jason Bartlett, 10-1), 2-Mojo Terror (Brian Sears, 5-1), 3-Roll With Joe (Ron Pierce, 3-5), 4-Sir Ziggy's Z Tam (Patrick Lachance, 8-1), 5-Keystone Velocity (Daniel Dube, 30-1), 6-Rollwithitharry (Jim Morrill, Jr., 15-1).

The companion event to the Messenger, the $194,890 Lady Maud Pace for 3-year-old fillies, goes as a four-horse, non-bettor at 6 p.m. In post order: 1-Krispy Apple (Jim Morrill, Jr.); 2-Rocklamation (Brian Sears), 3-City Delight (Jason Bartlett), 4-New Album (Ron Pierce).

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