Day At The Track

Dover Downs Extra #11, 2/8/18

04:14 PM 10 Feb 2018 NZDT
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Defending driver champion Corey Callahan won five races including the $27,500 Preferred/ Open/Handicap feature in 1:50.1 on a longshot filled Thursday, (Feb. 8). In a pulverizing stretch finish 15-1 Super Imposed N stepped up in class and beat home fast closing Sicily (Montrell Teague) with Cajon Lightning and leader turning for home Missle J, the race favorite right there in the photo.---Highalator, off at 10-1, also finished strongly for Roger Plante Jr. drawing off for a 1:52.1 conquest in an $18,000 4-Year-Old Open / Handicap.

Major Uptrend won the fastest race on the card in 1:49.4 with Tony Morgan handling the reins for trainer Tim Crissman. --- Dialamara won the first of two $25,000-$30,000-$35,000 Claiming paces with Tim Tetrick at the controls.--- Captive Audience used the passing lane to get up in 1:50.1to win the other high claiming division for driver Mike Cole.----Callahan had five winners, Morgan and trainer Crissman had three---Reggiano was claimed by Bobby Glassmeyer for $30,000

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DURING THE WEEK Third turning for home, Tetrick with Cashendash Hanover  took the passing lane route to a three-quarter length 1:52.2 victory in feature for the second straight Monday (Feb. 5). ---In a $12,500 claimer, Sean Bier and Jet Blue Miracle got up in the same winning time of 1:52.2. ---Magic Maddy won the day’s top trot in 1:55.3 driven by Tony Morgan.--- Tetrick, Morgan and Roberts had two winners each.

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On Tuesday, race favorite Moonlight Cocktail and longshot Bro Hanover came through with victories in co-feature races while Morgan rang-up four winners, Tetrick and Russell Foster had two apiece.---Moonlight Cocktail recorded her second win in the last three outings, a 1:53.2 lifetime best in the first $12,000 Winners-Over trot of the day. Morgan , who has driven her in all of her Dover starts, guided the convincing win. ---Sean Bier shot Bro Hanover into the lead on the backstretch and then pulled away for a 1:53.3 career mark in the other $12,000 Winners pace event.---Big Valley Speed (Ettrick) won the $15,000-$17,500 Claiming/Handicap trot in 1:54.4 and was claimed.

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Wednesday. Shartin N stepped up to the $25,000 Mares Open/Handicap on Feb. 7 for a 1:52.3 triumph ending long win streaks for two rivals over a sloppy track. Shartin N, with Tetrick, won for the fourth straight time, including her last race Down Under, ending Divas Image and Terror At Night’s three wins-in-a-row, in 1:52.3.

On the undercard: Moments Of Joy , owned and trained by Bryan Truitt with Vic Kirby driving equaled her lifetime record of 1:54.--- Montrell Teague guided Use Your Noodle to her fourth win in her last six races registering a 1:53 victory in a $13,000 distaff pace. ---Tetrick had a triple while Teague and Callahan made the winner’s circle twice.  

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Defending champion Callahan and one-time champ Tetrick continue deadlocked at the top of the Leading Driver statistics tied with 97 wins each.  Morgan is third with 83 winners. Kirby and Art Stafford Jr. are in a 58 both, deadlock for fourth place..

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Jim King Jr. hold on Leading Trainer remains at one-win, 26 winners with defending champion Dylan Davis second with 25. Eric Ell, Joe Columbo and Nick Callahan are in a three-way tie for third place, all with 22 wins.

Marv Bachrad

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