Aracache Can Dance gave Trace Tetrick his sixth win of the night Friday, March 31 as the second weekend of racing continued at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. The Indiana sired gelding rallied home in 1:54.1 for the win over a good track as strong storms marched through the state on all sides of the racetrack.
Starting from post five, Aracache Can Dance didn’t have much of an impact early on and got away in sixth as Surreal Art and Tyler Smith rallied out for the early lead, posting fractions of :28.0 and :56.3 before the outside flow caught up to him heading into the turn. Aracache Can Dance was flushed to the outside before the half and picked up cover behind Big Chief Arrow and Jordan Ross to get into position for the stretch drive.
Aracache Can Dance shook loose in the stretch and danced by his opponents to win by two and one-half lengths at the wire. Surreal Art was a solid second over Big Chief Arrow, who finished third.
Aracache Can Dance paid $8.00 for the win. The five-year-old Aracache Hanover gelding is owned by David Siegel of California and trained by Bernie Wolin. He was bred by Burke Racing Stable, William Switala and Weaver Bruscemi LLC.
It was the first win of the season for Aracache Can Dance, who has earned all of his seasonal best times at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. His career best time of 1:51.1 was taken as a three-year-old in 1:51.1. After spending the winter racing in Ohio, Aracache Can Dance was making his second start in Indiana for 2023. He has been with the Wolin Stable since the summer of his three-year-old season. Overall, he has nine wins and more than $81,000 on his card.
Earlier in the card, Little Rocket Man soared to another win in the $22,000 Open Handicap for driver John DeLong. The seven-year-old son of Rockin Image was flushed at the three-quarters and powered up to take on early leader Primary Colors and Sam Widger while fending off Crooked Smile and Kyle Wilfong at his back. In the end, he scored the win in 1:50.4 by one length over Crooked Smile. Mac’s Big Boy and Trace Tetrick finished third.
Little Rocket Man was the favorite of the field, paying $4.40 for the win. Owned by Russ Beeman and Jack Freeman, the Victory Hill Farm raised superstar is trained by Ken Rucker. It was his 40th career win in 75 career starts with earnings now topping $716,000.