A $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Male pace final and the $37,000 Preferred/Handicap pace headline the final Monday harness racing program of the 2011-2012 season on April 9.
A strong undercard completes the 15-race card. Post time is 4:30 p.m.
Flying Instructor, winner of both his DSBF prelims, carries a four-race win streak into action in a field of eight starters for the six-digit final. Niel Gariulo, Louie Paglierani, Legacy Racing Of Del. and Nanticoke Racing own the career winner of $119,383. Last week, J Pop A Top Pop, with Ron Pierce, won his prelim easily for owners Al Moor and J&E Stables and Pushintheenvelope, handled by Tim Tetrick, won his division.
The other starters are Joel Halpern and Only Money Inc.’s Bail Money, reined by Ben Stafford Jr., with a win and second-place finish; Jeannie Shahan, George Brem and Bob McGee’s Chizzled In Stone, leaves from the rail with George Dennis and is coupled with Bob Shahan’s Capers And Lemons and Allan Davis, as an entry.
Another starter Eli Scott and Greg Simendinger’s homebred It’s Outta Here with Ross Wolfenden, also won a prelim. Roland Wainright’s Sambad closed strongly to finish second last Monday for Brad Hanners, but starts from the outside.
Harry von Knoblauch’s Bondy N (Ron Pierce) pulled a 1:50.4 upset at 14-1 in last week’s Preferred pace and will face eight rivals in the $37,000 feature on the regular program. Feel Like A Fool (Montrell Teague) finished second for Ted Gewertz, Bob Feldman, Kovach Stables and George Teague Jr. with Frank Belino’s Southwestern Dream (Ross Wolfenden) third, starting from the rail.
The contention opposition features Eddie and Kathy Davis’ sharp Nova Artist (Allan Davis); Bobby Glassmeyer’s Francyfreeshark (Tim Tetrick) whose three-race win streak ended last week; Jos Parker and Nanticoke Racing’s Catchmecullen A (Tim Curtin); VIP Internet Stable’s Warning Zone (Tony Morgan), Scott Woogen’s Winsmith Art (John Wagner) and returning campaigner Fools Gold, owned by driver Daryl Bier, Glenn DelRusso and Charley Dombeck.
A $20,000 DFBF consolation is led by Celtic Pride (Roger Plante), racing for Morgan and Jeanne McInnis and Norman Jackson; Redneck Fortune (Vic Kirby), owned by Howard and Walter Birney and Noella LeBlanc and LeBlanc Racing’s I’m Lucky Again (Ron Pierce).
The rest of the card includes a $19,500, two $19,000 and two $15,500 paces.
Racing continues this week until meet closing day, Thursday, April 12. Post time at 4:30 p.m.
Simulcasts of harness and thoroughbred racing is featured daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Parking and admission is free. Reservations are suggested for dining in the Dover Downs Winners Circle Restaurant. Call 302-674-4600.