DOVER, Del.---- There was a mild surprise in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Filly pace final, Fashion Guru went right to the front forand never looked back fashioning a 1:54.3 triumph in the first of four $100,000 DSBF finals this week.
On the regular card, Spend It All won the $24,000 Mares Open pace on a drizzling Monday, April 7 at Dover Downs. Driverwon four races.
Second in both her $20,000 preliminaries, this time thetrained filly for Winbak Farm, took control early with a :26.3 opening panel and continued on for her fourth win with four seconds in nine lifetime starts. The -Natural Luck homebred now has boosted her career earnings to $75,925. Jonigold ( ), who left from the outside but relinquished the lead to Fashion Guru, was second. Megginspin ( ) closed for third money. Fashion Guru went off at odds of 4-1 and paid $10.00 to win.
The public-choice, Seboomook Fool Yah (), had won both her prelims impressively, but after making an unsuccessful bid on the backstretch flattened out finished off the board for the first time in her 13 race career.
In the $20,000 DSBF consolation,took Treasure Valley to the front and then had to ward off a challenge from Juliana's Director on the backstretch before pulling away to a 1:57.2 victory. The -Fox Valley Hooker filly is trained by Del Cote for owners Henry Faragalli III, Trevor Johnson and Joe Thomson. Hen's Playmate ( .) came on to finish second in front of Crushed Again (Vic Kirby).
Reversing racing positions from the previous two weeks, Jeremes Sweetheart andcut out the fractions with Spend It All getting a 2-hole trip in the $24,000 Mares Open pace. This week, it was Spend It All, and driver , that took the passing lane route and came away with a 1:54 victory. conditions the -Dream Card four-year-old to her first win of the year and 17th of a two-year career. Spend It All, owned by Brooke Givens and Steve Head, has earned $163,290 lifetime. Alexachase ( ) was first over again and had to settle for third.
Scootin For Joy came out of third half way down the stretch then won the foot race to the finish line in 1:53.1 to win the $17,500 Mares Winners-Over pace.picked up his third win of the day guiding the four-year-old -Scooting Annie daughter to her fourth win of the year for trainer Pete Tritton and owner Harry von Knoblauch. Lloyd's Lady ( ) sat second from the start and finished second with front-pacing Pacific Wine ( ) having to finish third.
Pierce led all drivers with four trips to the winner's circle; meet leader Callahan had a triple.
100,000 DSBF 3YO Filly Trot final Tuesday
Eight start in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Filly Trot Final, the Tuesday, April 8 feature race during Dover Downs final week of racing this meet.
Last week - trainer, driver and co-owner Art Stafford Jr. with Wyatt Starkey - guided Overnight Hit to a mild upset overtaking favorite JJ&M Stable, Richard Lombardo and breeder Pam Wagner’s Kelsey’s Commando and Vic Kirby, for the 1:58 victory. Meanwhile, Stop The Jade Farm’s Bella’s Spunkin, driven by Allan Davis, scored his second straight prelim victory. The other $20,000 DSBF prelim was won by 30-1 longshot Onery Inc.’s Even Brighter piloted by Bret Brittingham.
The rest of the contenders are; Lowe Walker and ONB’s Gogh Gogh teamed with Tony Morgan; Ed and Karen Wells’ Oso Grateful and George Dennis, Way Over Paid, owned, trained and driven by Bryan Truitt burdened by outside post 8 and Limborghini with Eddie Davis Jr. bred and trained by Andy Markano and co-owners E.L. Goans and V.P. Schoeffel.
The final week of Dover Downs’ 45th season presents a $100,000 DSBF Final for sophomore male trotters on Wednesday. The $100,000 colt and gelding final is the closing day headliner on Thursday.
by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs