Flying Instructor followed flight instructions well to win the harness racing $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final, while Warning Zone won the photo in the $37,000 Preferred/Handicap pace on Monday, April 9 at Dover Downs.
In similar fashion to his two preliminary leg wins, Tim Tetrick took Flying Instructor away smartly and after taking the early lead led throughout scoring a 1:51.4 victory in the first of four DSBF $100-thousand finals this week. The winning time is the fastest for a sophomore colt pacer in early 2012 lower his own seasonal record.
Owned by Niel Gargiulo, Louie Paglierani, Legacy Racing of Del. and Nanticoke Racing, the son of-Daylon Flyer won for the third time this season and eighth of 16 in his career, only once out of the money and has won $169,383 lifetime.
Flying Instructor’s current win streak is five-in-a-row. Chizzled In Stone close strongly along the passing lane for George Dennis to edge Bail Money and Ben Stafford Jr. for second.
A big day continued for trainer Wayne Givens when 67-1 shot, Three Mints, owned by Sharon White and Legacy Racing Of Del., came on in deep stretch to win the $20,000 DSBF consolation pace. Allan Davis drove the-Pamela Heather three-year-old to his maiden victory in 1:57.1. I’m Lucky Again (Ron Pierce) was runner-up. Mellman (Tim Tetrick) was the show finisher.
In the $37,000 feature on the regular program, VIP Internet Stable’s Warning Zone got to the finish line first edging Feel Like A Fool and Montrell Teague and Daryl Bier-driven Fools Gold in 1 50.3. It completed a triple for driver Tony Morgan and meet-leading trainer Josh Green.
The win was the sixth of the year for the-Cambridge United gelding who has been in the first three in all but one of his 12 starts this season. Warning Zone has banked $699,921 in his career. Both Nova Artist and Fancyfreeshark were scratched.
Remus Blue Chip tasted victory for the first time this year when Montrell Teague guided the four-year-old-JBB Ingenue horse home in 1:51.4 for owner-trainer Brenda Teague in a $19,500 4&5-Year-Old pace. McElodian (George Dennis) was next. Intrepid Hall (Brad Hanners) took third.
Ron Pierce hustled Dirty Devil to victory in 1:50.4 to win in the first of two $19,000 Male Winners -Over paces. The win was the second straight and third in four races for the-Ms. Eyes And Thighs gelding trained by Bob Rice for Mike Horn, Charles Bonham and Alexander Rice.
Save Me A Place (Corey Callahan) finished second with High Joltage (Ben Stafford Jr.) third. Three Of Spades and Bubbie Boy did not start.
The other division was won by fast-finishing As Bad As Thunder piloted by Bret Brittingham, for owner Betty Brittingham and trainer Don Brittingham, who combined for two wins on the program.
The-Power Of Thunder gelding won for the third time this campaign. He has earned $34,614 of his career total $173,053 in 2012. Game Day (Ron Pierce) was a close second. Chilli NZ (George Dennis) was third.
JoAnn King’s Shakearosa gave Tim Tetrick his fourth win on the card.-Shake Away gelding, trained by Jim King, posted a 1:52 victory in a $15,500 Male pace. Jeremy’s Successor (Sean Bier) had led until the final strides. Village Blast (Ron Pierce) was third. It was the second win for the owner and trainer.
Tim Tetrick finished with four wins, Tony Morgan and Ron Pierce had three each and owner Betty, trainer Don and driver Bret Brittingham had two wins apiece.
The second of four $100,000 DSBF Three-Year-Old finals this week is set for Tuesday with Mac’s Journey, after two preliminary leg wins, the one to beat. A $27,500 Mares Open pace heads the regular card.
This is the final week of the 2011-2012 season. Closing day is Thursday, April 12. For those wishing to dine while watching races, the Winner’s Circle Restaurant now features an excellent buffet dinner.
There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. Harness and thoroughbred Simulcasting Is featured in the Race and Sports Book from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight daily.