Fast-closing Alice's Restaurant needed only one call, at the finish line, to win the $26.000 Mares Open pace at 10-1 odds on a fog-shrouded harness racing Tuesday, Feb.1 at Dover Downs.
Corey Callahan bided his time as High Seed Life (Matt Kakaley) cut out the pace. In the stretch four starters converged on the leader and approaching the wire Alice’s Restaurant zipped past them all to win the week’s top distaff event in 1:53. High Life Speed held on to finish second with Spoiled Beach (Tony Morgan) third. Race favorite Wish All You Want (Eric Goodell) had to be content to finish fourth. Veteran horseman Tony Domino trains and co-owns Alice’s Restaurant with Richard Lester. The victory by the-Alice Alice half-sister the $1.5-million winner Western Ace is her first of the New Year raising her lifetime earnings to $360,673.
Ash Larue came on strongly in the stretch to win the $18,000 Mares Winners-Over pace in 1:53.4. George Dennis was in the bike for David and trainer Jeff Clark and Vern Cannon. Star Keeper (Brad Hanners) was second best while Day Lily Hanover (Corey Callahan) finished third.
Tim Tetrick drove Dawn’s Mist to his third of four wins on the card notching a 1:53 verdict in a $16,500 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace. Larry and Helen Jensen own the four-year-old daughter of-Schroom’s. It was her fifth win of the meet with three seconds to show for eight starts. Hay Beautiful (Eric Goodell) closed well for second ending a two-win streak while Briteolive (Eddie Dennis) took third.
Bet On Luck used the passing lane to catch front-pacing Ireneonthemove (Corey Callahan) in deep stretch for a 1:54 victory. Montrell Teague drove the Bettor’s Delight-Hornby Lucky five-year-old to her second win this year and nearly $300,000 in purse money. She has now won $229,900. Allamerican Mobile (Ross Wolfenden) put in a big mile, pacing outside for most of the second half and still held on for third.
In addition to Tetrick’s four-win night, Corey Callahan, Montrell Teague and Ron Pierce had two winners.
Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. No live racing this week on Friday andSunday, Feb. 6. Saturday racing begins at 5:30 p.m. Parking and admission is free. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant 302-674-4600.