Bruce Aldrich Jr wins 5 at Monticello Raceway
December 11, 2019
By: Shawn Wiles
Photo Credit: Geri Schwarz
Monticello – While the weather was cold wet and nasty Tuesday afternoon at Monticello Raceway, Bruce Aldrich Jr. was hot and as he drove 5 winners on the 10 race card.
Bruce started the rally early in the first race with Tweedledtweedledum, the Bo Sower’s trainee started from post 6 and scored in 2:02 – $8.20. Aldrich went on a tear in race 3 and won the next 3 races in a row. Scootin For Joy notched her 5th seasonal win for trainer Jim Doherty Jr in 2:02.3 – $4.50. Next up was Zone Blitz, the former Ron Burke trainee won in 1:59.3 – $10.60. Carters Casper won his 8th race of the season in 1:57.1, the fastest mile of the day on a track rated sloppy for trainer Al Annunziata.
The fifth win of the afternoon cam in the last race were he scored a wire to wire victory with Future Life in 2:02.4, the win also gave 2nd leading trainer Jim Doherty Jr. 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 3rd place for leading dash winners behind Jim Taggart Jr. and Michael Merton.