Day At The Track

'Believer' gets the job done in snow shower

03:27 AM 30 Jan 2015 NZDT
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Believe This Bob
Believe This Bob made everyone a believer
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DOVER, Del.--- Believe This Bob, off at 5-1, made everyone a believer after a 1:51.1 harness racing victory in the $25,000 Delaware Special during a sudden snow shower at Dover Downs on Thursday, Jan. 29. Meet leader Corey Callahan had a big day with another quadruple.

With Ross Wolfenden in the bike, Believe This Bob won the $25,000 feature for the third time this meet, his second in the last four starts. The altered son of Delaware-sire Beach Romeo-Believe This Gal, trained by Jason Skinner for owner Mary Ann Larrimore, closed along the passing lane to overtake Don't Ya Know (Corey Callahan), who had led from the start and fought off a strong Papa Ray (Eddie Davis Jr.) until the final strides. The win was the 25th in his 100 career starts for Believe This Bob. He has earned purses of $35,000 already in 2015 and $271,645 lifetime. Mustang Art (Ron Pierce) closed quickly to take third.

In the $16,000 Open pace, Contraband Hanover was for real, in a 1:52.2 triumph, the second of four for Callahan. Tom Lazzaro owns the Somebeachsomewhere-Castaway gelding, trained by Dylan Davis, in his second victory of his last three races. Keystone Real Deal (Montrell Teague) and Leyden (George Dennis) were second and third respectively.

Little Ben and Trace Tetrick came up big in the $14,500 3,4&5 Male Winners-Over pace cutting out a 1:51.3 career best. Go Big Spinder (Pierce) was next. Workandplay (Callahan) was the show finisher. The victory for the Jereme's Jet-Honey's Bud Lite gelding was his second of three and fourth of seven this meet.

Ron Pierce sent Kovach Stable's Feel Like A Fool right to the front and never was headed in a 1:51.1 decision in a $13,000 Male Winners-Over pace. Adventure Bound (Art Stafford Jr.) was a good second. Millenuium Wheel (Jason Lynch) closed from far back for third.

Ballinrobe won the other $14,500 edition giving Allan Davis, trainer Wayne Givens and owners Sharon White, Mark Givens and Legacy Racing, winning credits. The Bettor's Delight-Lisbellaw gelding notched a 1:51.4 triumph. PL Hoofhearted (Jonathan Roberts) was second in front of Cheyenne Outlaw (George Dennis).

The longshot of the day was the consistent Ourea Nourrir, who stepped up after a win with a $15,000 tag to post a 1:52.2 success winning a $25,000 Male Claiming pace. Allan Davis drove for trainer Wayne Givens and owners Sharon White and Legacy Racing. Arsenal (Tetrick) came in second with Eridanus N (Vic Kirby) third place. It was the fourth win to go with three seconds in seven appearances for the Dragon Again-Odds On The Hat gelding.

Three sets of owner, trainer and driver combinations enjoyed two wins during the program. George Dennis, trainer Kevin Lare and owner Frank Chick along with Ron Pierce, trainer Dylan Davis and owner Howard Taylor and Allan Davis, Wayne Givens and owners Legacy Racing and Sharon White.

Friday, Saturday and this week only, on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, are "dark" days. Monday through Thursday racing starts at 4:30 p.m.

Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant and for those planning to stay at Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600.

Marv Bachrad

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