DOVER, Del.---- Seboomook Fool Yah led off the 2nd leg, Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 preliminaries with a strong 1:54.4 performance. Jonigold won the second division wire-to-wire also in 1:54.4., $24,000 Mares Open Handicap pace on Monday, March 31 at Dover Downs.
took the lead from post 7 in the opening $20,000 prelim and fought off a strong challenge from Megginspin ( ) on the backstretch to pull away to her second straight win of the year and ninth career victory in 11 starts for breeder, owner, trainer Garnet O'Marrow.
Fashion Guru (Jr.) sat behind the dueling leaders before closing in the stretch to secure second place. Megginspin was third. A Gamblers Dream-Seboomook Mao filly, the trainee leads all DSBF two and three-year- old fillies with two season earnings of $130,286.
In the DSBF 2nd leg division and in similar racing style, trainer Bart Dalious hustled Jonigold away quickly to take the lead at the quarter and then set sail for his first win, after a third last week, in 1:55.4 for The Wiz Kids Stable. The Headmaster-Golden Delicious filly has won three of eight career races. Reflected Art () who took a shot at the winner heading to the final turn held on second money. Crushed Again (Vic Kirby) was the show finisher
Winbak Farm's Angel Face registered her first lifetime win scoring a 1:56 decision in the 3rd $20,000 division.drove the daughter of -Angel Place to victory holding off race-favorite Treasure Valley ( ) in the stretch. Bettylou Who ) finished third.
The top eight point-getters in the DSBF prelims return next week for $100,000 finals.
Jeremes Sweetheart, steered by Hall of Famer, used the passing lane to nip front-pacing Spend It All ( ) in the final step to win the $24,000 Mares Open Handicap in 1:52.
The five-year-old Jereme's Jet Fox Valley Evanna matron won in the same way as last week taking the distaff feature again beating Spend It All. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta have gotten a check in all but one of her 2014 starts. He has four wins, a second and four thirds banking $58,320 in purses this year. She has won $322,712 lifetime. Alexachase () raced first over gamely but had to accept finishing third.
Three drivers were responsible for 10 winners. Pierce led all drivers with four wins,and Vic Kirby three wins apiece.
A pair of $20,000 DSBF 2nd leg sophomore filly paces headlines the Tuesday racing card.by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs