Day At The Track

$20,000 Dover Open to Jeremes Sweetheart

12:43 PM 11 Feb 2014 NZDT
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Jeremes Sweetheart, harness racing Ross Wolfenden, harness racing Beechwood Diana, harness racing
Jeremes Sweetheart and driver Ron Pierce
Ross Wolfenden had four winners at Dover Monday
Beechwood Diana and driver Ross Wolfenden
DOVER, Del.---- Jeremes Sweetheart won the $20,000 Mares Open pace for the second straight week notching a 1:52.1 victory in the feature race at Dover Downs on Monday, Feb. 10. Ross Wolfenden drove four wins, Ron Pierce, three.

Last week, Jeremes Sweetheart scored a nose-victory, but this time the Jereme's Jet-Fox Valley Evanna five-year-old was more impressive. Ron Pierce left fast from the outside and quickly took the lead. From there on she faced only a determined bid from Alexachase (Bret Brittingham) from the half until reaching the stretch, before moving away to a convincing triumph. Tim Tetrick hustled On The Cusp along the passing lane to finish second ending her two-race win streak. Paradise Lost and Ross Wolfenden came on to finish third. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta own the Eric Ell-conditioned distaff who now has won $29,120 in 2014 and $293,512 lifetime.

The sub-feature, $14,500 4&5-Year-Old Mares Winners-Over pace, ended with five females across at the finish line in a 1:54.3 decision. Richard Ashley and Mike Cain's Beechwood Diana, one of Ross Wolfenden's four winners, closed for the win. Winbak Speedi (Allan Davis) was runner-up with Caviart Cara (Corey Callahan) third in front of All Terror (Ron Pierce).

Wolfenden drove McArma, a McArdle-My True Art four-year-old he owns, trains and drives, to victory in a $13,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace. It was her fifth win of the meet. Non Pareil (Montrell Teague) and Get Real Rusty (Jonathan Roberts) were second and third.

Wolfenden's 'grand slam' moved him into second-place with 78 wins in the track standings, two more than Allan Davis' 76. Corey Callahan, who leads all winning drivers in 2014, tops the Dover Downs meet with 154 wins.

Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday post time is 4:30 p.m. To watch races and dine in the Winner's Circle restaurant, call 302-674-4600 for reservations. There is no charge for parking or admission when visiting Dover Downs. Leading harness and thoroughbred simulcasts are featured from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book.

by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs




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