09/05/2016 10:09PM

Twentytwentyvision rallies to win Rolling Green

Shane Micheli/Vassar Photography
Twentytwentyvision, with Brice Blanc riding, wins the $52,600 Rolling Green at Golden Gate.

Given a confident ride by Brice Blanc, odds-on favorite Twentytwentyvision ($3.40) rallied from last and pulled clear in the stretch to score an easy victory in the $52,600 Rolling Green on Monday at Golden Gate Fields.

Making his first start in three months for trainer Richard Mandella, Twentytwentyvision was not asked in the early going of the 1 1/16-mile turf race. While Bonze Star was setting brisk fractions 23.68 seconds, 47.59, and 1:11.76, Blanc had Twentytwentyvision 9 1/2 lengths behind the leader down the backstretch. He began to move up on the second turn, saving ground into the lane.

He continued to move up as he began his rally along the temporary rail, sitting third in a three-way duel behind Bronze Star and Tamarando. He was in front by the time he reached the end of the temporary rail and pulled clear from there, beating Bronze Star, who ran well, by 1 1/4 lengths and Tamarando by 2 1/2 lengths while winning in 1:43.78.

It was the gelding’s first victory of the year. The son of Pollard’s Vision had run second in the Grade 3 Thunder Road, third in the Grade 3 American, and third in the Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile.

The victory, worth $30,350, was Twentytwentyvision’s fifth in 12 starts for Ellen and Peter O. Johnson and it increased his career bankroll to $367,830.