Ms Caila J Fra wins at Dover in 1:50.2

11:28 AM 03 Dec 2013 NZDT
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Mindale's Smile, harness racing
Mindale's Smile just gets up at Dover Downs
DOVER, Del.--- Ms Caila J Fra showed her class notching a 1:50.1 victory in the $21,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap the Monday, Dec. 2 feature race at Dover Downs. Driver Ross Wolfenden was red hot with a "grand slam" on the card.

Andy Miller teamed with The Fra Stable's homebred three-year-old daughter of Western Ideal-Calla Fra for her seventh victory of the campaign. Steve Elliott trains Ms Caila J Fra who now has banked $255,358 in her first year of racing. Jeremes Sweetheart and Ron Pierce were a worthy rival testing the winner on the backstretch. Spend It All, another talented sophomore, was a strong third.

Ben Stafford Jr. pulled Mindale's Smile out of fifth heading to the far turn and overtook the leaders in the stretch for a 1:52.4 lifetime mark in a 3,4&5-Year-Old pace. The Quik Pulse Mindale-Laugh A Year filly conditioned by Ben Stafford, won for the fifth time this season lifting seasonal earnings to $53,571 for breeder-owners Joel and Diane Halpern. Beechwood Diana (Ross Wolfenden) finished second with Air Miles Hanover (Vic Kirby) third.

Ross Wolfenden led all drivers with four wins. Trainer Joe Hundertfund haltered three winners while Ron Pierce had a double.





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