LEBANON, OH. – Rosemary Rose (Chris Page) captured the final Friday night Fillies and Mares Open Pace feature of the 2018 meet. The 4-year-old daughter of Foreclosure N won a come-from-behind thriller over Truth And Liberty (Aaron Merriman) and American Girl (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) in 1:51.2.

Page was content to sit sixth as American Girl tripped the first three quarter pole beams in :26.2, :54 and 1:22.4, then tipped wide and closed in :28.3 to pin the narrow defeat on her rivals. Rosemary Rose now sports 14 wins and earnings of $283,992 for Burke Racing, J. V. Melillo and Weaver Bruscemi LLC.

The Miami Valley Mares Open has been highly competitive throughout the season, evidenced by the fact that Rosemary Rose was the sixth consecutive different winner of the main distaff event. Other recent winners were Rockin Racer, Zoe Ellasen, American Girl, Colorful Sky and Noone to Depend On.

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