Day At The Track

Ron Pierce drives four winners at Dover

03:32 PM 27 Jan 2015 NZDT
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Fox Valley Hermia Twin B Heartland
Fox Valley Hermia
Twin B Heartland

DOVER, Del. ---Harness racing driver Sean Bier piloted Fox Valley Hermia to victory in the rain over a "sloppy' track Monday, Jan. 26 at Dover Downs. Ron Pierce drove four winners.

Catch-driving for Marcus Miller, Bier, sent Fox Valley Hermia past front-pacing Jeremes Sweetheart (Jonathan Roberts) in mid-backstretch then opened up a quick lead. The five-year-old then survived a strong closing effort from Mach A Wish (Corey Callahan) to notch a 1:53.1 triumph. Nick Surick conditions the five-year-old chestnut mare for Ervin Miller. The win was the first of the year in four starts for the daughter of Yankee Skyscraper-Hidden Princess. She has 22 lifetime successes and earnings of $176,214. Jeremes Swetheart held on for third. Handsoffmycookie was scratched.

Trainer Surick began a three-win night when Vic Kirby guided Twin B Heartland to a 1:54.1win in a $14,500 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace for her second win in a row. Owned by Harvey Eisman, Bert Hochsprung and Ervin Miller Stables, the Bettor's Delight-Twin B Inmate four-year-old won for the third time in six starts this meet. McArma (Ross Wolfenden) came on fast to finish second with Get Real Rusty (Eddie Davis Jr.) third.

Megan Deering's Velocity Sonja gave Allan Davis his second winning drive on the card in a $12,500 4&5-Year-Old-Mares pace. It was her fourth win in five starts for the Art's Chip-Trelise Hanover four-year-old trained by Dylan Davis. Hidden Land (Roger Plante) was runner-up. Seawind Ginger (Wolfenden) was the show horse.

Next, after Pierce's four winning drives, trainer Surick with three wins, owner Erv Miller and drivers Allan Davis and Tony Morgan posted doubles.

Sir Globalop Z Tam and Four Starz Q, both winners last time out, lead the $20,000 Male Claiming pace, Tuesday's feature.

There is no live racing on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday post time is 5;30 p.m. Monday through Thursday starting time is 4:30 p.m. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant, call 302-674-4600.

There is no charge for parking or for admission at Dover Downs. Simulcasting of leading harness and thoroughbred racing from 12 Noon to 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Racing and Sports Book.

Marv Bachrad

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