Adventure Bound wins "Colleta" feature at Dover

03:12 AM 06 Dec 2013 NZDT
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Horsemen at Dover Downs gather for the Anthony Colleta Pace
Adventure Bound and driver Ron Pierce win the $30,000 Anthony Colleta Pace
Dover, Del--- Adventure Bound won the $30,000 Preferred/Open Handicap in 1:49.2, the fastest of four miles just over 1:50 clockings on a fast Wednesday card at Dover Downs on a balmy, Dec 5.

The day's biggest feature race was named, "In Support of Anthony Coletta." The driver now hospitalized following a horrendous racing accident three weeks ago.

Ron Pierce barreled away from post 6 to take the lead and then fought off several challenges before reaching the winner's circle in a lifetime fastest 1:49.2. It was his second win in last four outings; the preceding two were seconds by a nose. Race favorite Nova Artist closed strongly for Allan Davis after being locked in until the passing lane. Sunshine Superman and Jason Lynch picked up third money.

Following the race, the Dover Downs horsemen fraternity came to the winner's circle to salute Anthony Coletta. The banner will be sent to Coletta at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania where the horseman is a patient.

Rage N Ryan, driven by track leading driver Corey Callahan chalked up a personal best 1:50.3 success in a $17,500 3&4-Year-Old Open pace. Mark Weaver-Mike Bruscemi and Burke Racing own the four-year-old altered son of Allamerican Native-Southwind Wesley. Lindwood Player (Trace Tetrick) was a close-up second with Framed Art (Art Stafford Jr.) the show horse.

JLRL's Rock On Moe got up in 1:50.4, one Allan Davis' three wins, to take the $15,500 Male Winners-Over pace. The Rocknroll Hanover-Armbro Maureen gelding was followed by Feel Like A Fool (George Dennis). Beavercreek Artist (Ron Pierce) was third.

Ron Pierce driving Max Walton and Greg Papaleo's Mustang Art, an Artsplace-Paula Seelster gelding, had little trouble romping home in 1:50.3 to take a $12,000 Male pace. Veteran Three Of Spades (Jonathan Roberts) came home quickly for second in front of Dreamfair Kovu (Jim Morand), third.

Jeremes General gave Allan Davis win #3 winning a $15,000 3,4&5-Year-Old Male Winners-Over pace. It also marked a double for trainer Eric Ell and owners Steve Iaquinta and Bill Dittmar. Bret McFarvelous (Montrell Teague) and SB Mikes Hot Beach (Mike Rossi) were second and third repectively.

Allan Davis had a four win "grand slam, while two drivers - Ron Pierce and Corey Callahan - had triples and Shawn Bier had a double as did trainers Eric Ell and Wayne Givens and owners Legacy Racing Of DE, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta.

by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs


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