The $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Filly trot and an $18,500 3,4&5-Year-Old pace head the closing day of Dover Downs' 43rd harness racing season on Thursday, April 12. Post time is 4:30 p.m.
Alleigh Girl brings an enviable record of nine wins in 12 career starts including two straight impressive DSBF preliminary leg wins into the final. The last horse to beat Alleigh Girl, Josh Green and Baron Racing’s Commitment To Win was an upset winner of last November’s $100,000 freshman final at Dover Downs.
She starts from post with Roger Plante driving. Bob Wyatt and Nanticoke Racing’s Da Boss Lady driven by Jim Morand won the other prelim with a three-fifths seconds faster clocking of 1:58.3. Both Alleigh Girl and Da Boss Lady are trained and co-owned by Les Givens and will be an entry, coupled in the wagering.
Meadow Creek Stables’ Cruisin Susan, also won her first leg prelim with Corey Callahan driving, but made a misstep last week and recovered to finish fourth. Ollie and Betty Ervin’s Jodi Lin, second in both her prelims with Justin Vincent leads the opposition. Carter Racing’s La Vita Loca Rusty leaves from the rail with Brad Hanners driving.
The other starters are Pam Wagner’s JA’s Charmer, a third-place finisher in her two prelims, handled by John Wagner. Virginia Louthan’s Bosston Bell and George Dennis, complete the eight-filly field.
An $18,500 3,4&5-Year-Old pace tops the regular program. Mary Ann Larrimore’s Believe This Bob (Allan Davis) seeks to return to his winning ways after a three-race win streak was ended last time missing by one-and-a-half lengths. Matt’s Jack (Corey Callahan) won last time out for Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis.
Dancing Rusty (Brad Hanners) drew the rail for Frank Condurso and Myers Racing Stable while Howard Taylor’s luckless We The People (Jim Morand) leaves from the outside again.
The 2011-2012 Leading Driver, Leading Trainer and Horse of the Meet will be honored during the 15-race program.
Today ends Dover Downs 43rd season of live Harness Racing. Delaware racing continues at Harrington Raceway. Dover Downs racing returns in November. Thanks again for your support.
Harness and Thoroughbred Simulcasting daily 12 Noon until 12 Midnight at Dover Downs Race and Sports Book in the Colonnade. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs.