Dancing Rusty scores at 9-1 on Sunday

03:54 AM 23 Jan 2012 NZDT
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Brad Hanners
Brad Hanners
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Dancing Rusty was in perfect step as harness racing driver Brad Hanners guided the 9-1 shot to his third win of the day in the $13,500 4 & 5-Year-Old feature pace over a 'good' track on Sunday, Jan. 22 at Dover Downs.

Brad Hanners made good use of leaving from post 1, getting Dancing Rusty quickly away for the lead and then led at all posts for a 1:5 upset victory in the $15,500 feature for young male pacers. The altered son of Ponder-Graceful Motion owned by Frank Condurso and Myers Racing Stable was by followed by Windemere Royal (Frank Milby) and Jolt Demand (Jon Roberts), second and third respectively.

A pair of $20,000 Delaware Claiming Allowance paces headed the undercard. In the first division, Alton Lynch Jr.’s Western Artwork won a close 1:53.2 photo with Matt Kakaley in the bike. It was the Western Hanover gelding’s second straight win. Go Both Ways (Tony Morgan) was second by a nose with Sharky Osborne (Corey Callahan) third.

The second $20,000 claimer was taken by fast-finishing Don’t Fool Me Now closing along the passing lane to nip Sectionline Blast (Daryl Bier) by a nose in 1:55.1. The win was the second in a row for the Camotion gelding and also second of the day for driver Jim Morand, trainer Les Givens and part-owner Nanticoke Racing sharing honors with Ed Maas and Arlene Paisley. Tyrex Jimmy (Victor Kirby) was the show finisher.

Brad Hanners had a trio of winners while drivers Jim Morand and Tim Tetrick, trainers Les Givens Jim King and owner Nanticoke Racing and Jim King each won two races.

Two $30,000 paces share top billing on Monday. Jeremy’s Successor drew the rail in the Preferred while Cams Art starts from the outside in the Delaware Special. . Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Fridays and Saturdays. Racing resumes on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Simulcasting of top harness and thoroughbred racing and NFL three-game parley wagering is open daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Racing and Sports Book in the Colonnade. Admission and parking is free at Dover Downs. Reservations are suggested for those wishing to dine in the Winner’s Circle Restaurant. Dial 302-674-4600.

Marv BACHRAD

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