DOVER, Del --- After a two-month absence from the winner's circle, Monochromatic returned to winning form to score a 1:52.3 victory in the $20,000 Mares Open pace at Dover Downs on Monday, Jan. 13.
drove Monochromatic into the lead after San Fran Lady N took the field to the quarter in :26.1. From there to the finish line, Monocromatic had to ward off a strong challenge from Yagonnakissmeornot, driven by , from mid-backstretch until deep in the lane. Monochromatic held on for a 1:52.3 decision. Cooking The Books closed from far back for to best San Fran Lady and for place money. The victory was the 47th in the career of the -Miss Ty 9-year-old who now has banked $764.155 for North State Street Stable.
In a $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares Winners-Over pace, Air Miles Hanover turned in a stout 1:52.3 victory with Vic Kirby driving for Crawford Partners. The Leigh Raymer trained-Artaffection daughter won for the fourth time this meet with two additional second and a third to her credit. Lloyd's Lady ( ) was runner-up. Rachelle's Beat ( ) finished third.
Don Reed and trainer George Wagner's Grandview Hanover made it two in-a-row and four wins this meet asdrove the -Gifted Hanover four-year-old to one of his two wins reaching the finish line in 1:53.1. Bonita Rocks ( ) was second in the $13,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace.
Owner, trainer, driver Bob Kinsey Jr. drove the longshot of the day, 58-1 Maraculous, a-Thistimeitsforreal mare to a wire-to-wire 1:55.1 score in a $9,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace. La D Da Hanover (Dennis) and Jemba Jemba (Kirby) were second and third respectively.
, , and all won two races.
by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs