Favorite and 42-1 long shot win at Dover

11:58 AM 18 Dec 2013 NZDT
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C'Mon Buzz Off was the fastest at Dover

Dover, Del--- C'mon Buzz Off won the fastest division while 42-1 shot Terror On My Side got up to win the split divisions of the Tuesday feature $20,000 claiming paces amid light snow flakes on Dec. 16.

For the second consecutive week, in one of two $20,000 3&4-Year-Old Claiming Allowance paces, C'mon Buzz Off scored a convincing 1:54.4 triumph for trainer-driver and part owner Jason Lynch. His dad, Toby Lynch is co-owner. The victory was the 11th of the year for the Real Desire-C'mon Frankie four-year-old who now has amazed $112,680 in purse earnings. Cactus Billy (Allan Davis) was second with Sir Globalop Z Tam (Eddie Davis Jr.) third.

In the other section, Jonathan Roberts steered Terror On My Side home in 1:55.4 for his fourth win of the season. The four-year-old altered son of Western Terror-Luck On My Side owned and trained by Freddy Darby bested Bags Of Money (Vic Kirby) and Here Is The Future (Montrell Teague), the second and third place finishers.

Drivers Trace Tetrick and Ross Wolfenden had three winners apiece.

Jersey Boy heads Open Trot Wednesday

Jersey Boy, a 7-1 winner last week, heads eight starters in the $20,000 Open Handicap trot on Wednesday, Dec. 18. First post is 4:30 p.m.

Trace Tetrick made good use of starting from the rail and used a :28.4 final panel to insure a Jersey Boy victory last Wednesday for owners Dawn Gannon, Yannick Gingras and Dom Costanzo. Fast-finishing Baximum, with Daryl Bier driving for Tina and Joe Clark, was a length back in second.  David Miller’s Cash On Delivery, a strong closing veteran, was in the photo but was third for Vince Copeland,

The other contenders are Ken Wood, Bill Ditmar and Steve Iaquinta’s recent acquisition Enrico AS with Allan Davis holding the reins,  Barbara Boese’s sharp Awsome Valley and driver Tony Morgan,  Can Do, owned by Chris Giaccio and trainer-driver Vic Kirby, Diane Giuliano’s Lovely Vacation with Ron Pierce driving, must overcome starting from outside post 8..Making his first start since last Summer, Mandabra and Corey Callahan completes the lineup.

A pair of $15,000 trots head the strong undercard. In one, both Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis’ Dalglish (Ross Wolfenden) and Musclelaneous (Corey Callahan) racing for Bonuccelli Racing and the Callahans, scored impressive wins last time and step up into the $15,000 Winners-Over ranks. Lois and Earl Walters and E&K Stable’s homebred I’m So Striking (Eddie Dennis) was a fast-finishing second last start.

Rosemary Smutz and Danbry Racing’s Blueridge Tornado (George Dennis) drops down from the Open but leaves from post 8 while BeaverCreek Farm’s Justherighttouch (Tony Morgan) has the rail with Harry von Knoblauch’s Ima Gold Digger N (Vic Kirby) alongside. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta’s Royal Malinda (Ross Wolfenden), the only three-year-old and the only filly in the field, just missed finishing second in her first local appearance while Walt Callam’s Super Jack (Roger Plante) cannot be overlooked. .

The other $15,000 sub-feature is a 3,4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot. Mike Mammes’ razor-sharp Amiga Valley (Montrell Teague) won last Wednesday in 1:55.2 with trainer-driver Toby Lynch and son Jason’s Jailhouse Juice, a second-place finisher a week ago,  Merle Lafontaine’s Hey Buddy Mac (Trace Tetrick) has post 1 with Carol and trainer Jim Atkinson’s Ideal Revenue (Mike Rossi) alongside. Four J’s Stable’s McKenzie’s Star (Trace Tetrick),  Don Marvel and trainer Bob Shahan’s Six Gun Hall (Allan Davis),and Steve Moss’ Gwally (Vic Kirby) after three straight third place finishes are three sophomore trotters in the event. Jason Fizell’s Lock Tight (George Dennis) and Haymaker (Ross Wolfenden) owned by Rich Ashley and Mike Cain qualified twice and makes his first pari-mutuel start sicne last July.

by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs


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