DOVER, Del.--- For the second straight week, Nova Artist recreated a 1:50.4 victory to win the $30,000 Preferred pace while Jeremy's Successor step up for a second consecutive victory taking the $27,500 Delaware Special, the top two races on a powerful Thursday, Jan. 16 program.
put Nova Artist into high gear in the stretch and the -Avon Lady overwhelmed five foes for a 1:50.2 triumph in the week's top pace. The Delaware Valley's all-time leading driver, Eddie Davis, now retired from driving for the most part, trains and owns Nova Artist with his wife Kathy. The win was the 32nd in his career for the 7-year-old who now has banked $798,167 lifetime. Ultra consistent Adventure Bound closed with to finish second. Texican N and closed with a rush for third. The win was the fifth top-class event won by Nova Artist, a former Dover Downs Horse of the Meet.
Jeremy's Successor made good use of starting from post 1, aswas content to sit behind front-pacing Sunshine Superman (Toby Lynch) and race -favorite Mustang Art ( ) battling head-to-head for much of the race. Tetrick then pulled out in the stretch to overtake the leaders en route to a 1:51.4 victory in the $27,500 Del. Special. It was the 10-year-old -Gentle Audrey gelding's third win in his last four outings. Jeremy's Successor is trained by Crissy Bier for Heavenly Ways stable. Sunshine Superman put in a gritty showing to finish second in front of fast finishing Papa Ray ( ), third.
GD Airliner, a recent addition for owner Howard Taylor, moved strongly after the half to challenge leader Summer Camp () and go on for a 1:51.2 score in the $20,000 Male Winners-Over pace. Meet leading driver was in the bike behind the -conditioned Panspaciflight-MacKenzie Beth gelding. Believe This Bob ( ) closed to take second in front of Summer Camp.
Baron Racing and VIP Internet stable's All Stienam also won for the second-straight time scoring a 1:51.4 win in a $17,500 4&5-Year-Old Open pace to give trainer his second win of the day.drove the Tell Me-Odds On Stienam gelding to his third victory in his last five starts. Lindwood Player ( ) and Just Bettor ( ) were second and third respectively.
's Partner won a $15,000 Male 4&5-Year Old Winners-Over pace in 1:54.3 with handling the controls.
CC Heet Seeker closed out the card with a 1:51.3 decision for trainer-driverwho owns the Sunrise Ridge gelding with Charley Dombeck, Rich Pollucci and Mc Trade Entertainment.
drove Gary Ewing's ad Man Sam to a 1:52.1 victory in a $25,000-$30,000 Claiming Handicap.
Callahan had a four-bagger for the second consecutive night.collected three winners while won two.
by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs