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Little Man Joe comes up "big" at Dover Downs

10:36 AM 29 Jan 2014 NZDT
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Little Man Joe wins feature at Dover Tuesday
DOVER, Del.---- Little Man Joe turned back eight rivals in 1:54.2 to at Dover Downs on Tuesday, Jan.28.

Corey Callahan rung up his first of two wins guiding Tina Clark's Little Man Joe to victory in the $20,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming Allowance pace. The Bobby Clark-trainee, a Western Terror-Ain't Given Up gelding, held off a strong-stretch charge by Terror On My Side (Jonathan Roberts) for his first win of 2014. Ilikethemtrashy (Jim Morand) closed to pick up show money.

Five drivers won two races each; Callahan, Ross Wolfenden, George Dennis, Tony Morgan and Vic Kirby. Trainer Les Givens also had a double.

Traverse Seelster, last week's winner, starts from the outside in the Wednesday feature, $20,000 Open/Handicap trot.

Wednesday qualifiers moved to Thursday

Dover Downs has rescheduled Wednesday morning Qualifying races, to one day later, to Thursday, January 27. 

With low temperature readings and snowfall predicted to begin on Tuesday (Jan. 28), Wednesday qualifiers have been rescheduled to Thursday morning, beginning at 10 a.m.

Traverse Seelster takes on seven rivals in the $20,000 Open Handicap trot on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m.

Track record holder heads Wednesday feature

Keith Pippi’s Traverse Seelster, who set a track record for older gelding trotters of 1:51.2 last season and in his last start led off his 2014 season with a 1:53.1 victory for driver Corey Callahan, heads the feature trot Wednesday.

The rest of the competitive field includes Diane Giuliano’s Lovely Vacation, fresh from victory last start leaving from the rail guided by Ron Pierce; E&K Stable and Lois & Earl Walters’ fast finishing I’m So Striking and Eddie Dennis, gets a big change in starting position starting from post 3 while Jersey Boy, piloted by Trace Tetrick, drew post 2. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta’s steady Enrico AS with Allan Davis and Mary Raymer’s $1-million winning veteran Green Day, teamed with Vic Kirby complete the lineup.

Major Herby (Corey Callahan) looks for a repeat stepping up to the sub-feature $15,500 Winners-Over trot. Tina Clark and Joe Clark’s Baximum (Daryl Bier), Chris Giaccio and driver Vic Kirby’s Can Do and hard-hitting Looking Hanover (Trace Tetrick), owned by Dawn Gannon and YAnnick Gingras, returns to the track after a month’s respite while David Hamm’s Backstreet Hanover arrives from Yonkers.

by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs


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