Day At The Track

Dover Downs Extra -#9 1/26/18

12:18 AM 28 Jan 2018 NZDT
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Hypothetical and Tony Morgan and never looked back recording the first $18,000 Open/Handicap pace win of the New Year at Dover Downs on Thursday, Jan 25. A $25,000 selection at the November Harrisburg sale, Hypothetical continues to pay good dividends to harness racing trainer Brian Malone and his wife Carrie scoring his third win with three seconds in his last six starts since.

In other races on the strong program: Corey Callahan came on driving Cash Is King to victory in 1:52.3 to win a $16,000 Winners pace.---Little Ben and Tim Tetrick came up big in one of two $14,000 Winners-Over paces to chalk up his fourth consecutive win. ---Star Messenger Morgan), who was a stablemate of Little Ben for nearly six years, until being claimed last meet by Gary Ewing, notched his fastest win 1:50.1 in another $14,000 division.--- Fashion Bythebeach won his first of 2018 scoring 1:51.1 decision in a $14,500 Winners pace with Vince Copeland handling the reins.----In second $14,500 event, Real Kid got up for Jonathan Roberts in1:53.1.---In the first of two $25,000-$30,000-$35,000 Claiming/Handicaps, Jet Airway with Corey Callahan moved out of third on the half-mile turn and battled to the front pulled away for a 1;51.2 victory.---That same winning time of 1:51.2 was good enough for Cyclone Kiwi N to post a fifth consecutive victory for driver Tim Tetrick .The winner was re-claimed last week and now lost again via a $35,000 tag.--- Tetrick won three race, Tony Morgan, Corey Callahan and Jonathan Roberts had doubles.


DURING THE WEEK; Cashendash (Corey Callahan) was not one of three starters with new owners, in the $17,500 Claiming pace, Monday, Jan 22, but the 11-year-old beat a field of nine home in 1:51.2 to win by a nose. Mister Virgin entered the race with a five-race win streak, a new owner, claimed a week ago, and a new driver. Finishing fourth, he was claimed again by former owner, Ron Davis. Second finisher Letsmakeawish was claimed by Bamond Racing The other claimee was Myell's Rockstar, who finished off-the-board.


Trotter Lazurus (Tim Tetrick) made his first visit to Dover Downs a winning one in 1:55.1 while pacer Pass Line Bluechip (Allan Davis) wonin 1:54 for the fourth straight time in the Tuesday co-features over an off-track. Russell Foster and Tony Morgan led all drivers with three wins each; Corey Callahan, had a double.


Starting from outside post 8 proved no problem for Divas Image on the way to her fourth straight $25,000 Mares Open/Handicap win on Wednesday, Jan 24. Tony Morgan moved Divas Image up to take the front and never was headed the rest of a 1:52.1 mile. A 14-times winner of $338,082 in her career, Divas Image has now won six of her last eight races.---Tim Tetrick debuted a new member of the Jim King Jr. Stable driving Shartin N to his first North American start and win, a 1:52.1 success in a $17,000 distaff pace, The Down Under-bred five-year-old crossed the Pacific with an impressive record in Australia---Tetrick racked up the first of three wins guiding Stormtracker to a new record 1:52.4 performance in a $15,000 Mares pace. The third straight for the four-year-old ---Corey Callahan had a four bagger, Tetrick won three while trainer Nick Callahan and Breakaway Stable had two wins.

Marv Bachrad

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