Dover, Del--- Fresh from a front-pacing victory last week, San Fran Lady N stepped up to the $20,000 Mares Open and came from behind to score a 1:53.3 win on a chilly Monday, Jan. 6 at Dover Downs.
Reined by, the fourth leading driver in North America, this time San Fran Lady closed with a rush for a nose victory for owner-trainer . Now a 20-race winner in her career, first in New Zealand and twice since coming to the U.S., the eight-year-old is by American breds, and Emcil, a Miles McCool mare. Destined shortly for the Meadowlands sales ring, Yagonnakissmeornot, driven by , put in a game effort, to finish second. Jeremes Sweetheart and took show money.
McArma, owned, trained and driven by, made it three wins in-a-row taking the $13,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace in 1:55. Bonita Rocks ( ) was second in front of fast-finishing Non Pareil ( ).
Wolfenden completed the card with three winnners., and trainer had two wins apiece.
Tuesday $20,000 co-features
C’mon Buzz Off in one division and Shiftin To Cruz and Terror On My Side, in the other, seek to continue wins, in the split divisions of the $20,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming pace, on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m.
Toby, and trainer-driver Jason Lynch’s C’mon Buzz Off, won for the third straight time last week, heads the first division meeting G.A. Wilfong, R.S. Van Horn and Legacy Racing’s Cactus Bill, driven by Allan Davis, who has finished second and third three times each in his last six races. Donna Messick and Nanticoke Racing’s Ilikethemtrashy, handled by Jim Morand, leaves from the rail with Eric Ell’s Eastwood Blue Chip, with Frank Milby, alongside.
Joe Morris’ Tom And Stan, a recent arrival from Scarborough, will be driven by meet leading driver Corey Callahan. The other starters are Bill Emmons’ The Dragon and Vic Kirby, Hotspeed, with Chris Page driving for Anthony Capone and the Roberto brothers. Angela Coombs’ Bossa Nova Baby, piloted by George Dennis, from post 8.
In the other $20,000 claimer for young pacers, Freddy Darby’s Terror On My Side (Jonathan Roberts) closed strongly for a victory last start but must overcome post 8 this time meanwhile Reg Hazzard and Legacy Racing’s Shiftin To Cruz (Allan Davis), also a winner last time out from the rail, drew post 1 again. Bill Emmons’ Bags Of Money (Vic Kirby) just missed last start finishing second beaten a neck.
Strong opposition is expected from Josh Parker and Nanticoke Racing’s Sir Globalop Z Tam (Eddie Davis Jr.), Troy and Todd Tribbett’s Alittleaintenough (Ross Wolfenden); George Teague and K&R Racing’s Here Is The Future (Montrell Teague), Tina Clark’s Little Man Joe (Corey Callahan) and Angela Coombs’ Jamaican Cowboy( George Dennis).
by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs