Cash Cab wins blanket photo finish at Dover

10:10 AM 19 Mar 2014 NZDT
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Cash Cab uses passing lane to victory at Dover Dows
DOVER, Del.---- Cash Cab paid off after a strong stretch drive to win the $20,000 Male Claiming pace while a pair of three-year-olds - trotter I Like My Boss and filly pacer Evil Fight - scored impressively on Tuesday, March 18 at Dover Downs.

Vic Kirby steered 5-1 Cash Cab down the passing lane to win a blanket photo in 1:51.1. Trained by meet leader Dylan Davis, the Western Ideal-Tricky Tooshie horse recorded his third win of the year to go with two seconds and a third in eight races for Mo Coo Inc and Jonatha Klee Racing. The nine-year-old has won $520,580 in his career. Stubbs Hanover (Trace Tetrick) was second and Andy Roo (Allan Davis) edged program choice Raritan Bay (Bret Brittingham) for third.

With the start of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund sophomore events beginning Monday, March 24, some of the promising three-year-olds are tuning up. I Like My Boss, winner of the $100,000 Two-Year-Old Colt Trot Final last Fall showed he was ready.

Jonathan Roberts piloted the Don Boss Vita-Wild On gelding to an easy come-from-behind 1:57.4 victory in his first start of his sophomore season in a $10,000 DSBF-Eligible trot. Bob Shahan trains, co-bred and owns the winner with Jimmy and A.M. Parsons. His perfect racing record is now four wins and $75,000 earnings.

With Tom Deere (Tony Morgan) cutting out the fractions, Briefs Or Boxers (Carlo Poliseno) made a big move to temporarily take the lead after the three quarters, I Like My Boss was moving up and went three-wide entering the lane and quickly took over reaching the finish line in a career best 1:57.4.

Christina Talley's impressive three-year-old filly Evil Fight, in only her second pari-mutuel start, scored her second straight win turning back eight rivals for a 1:55.4 success in a $6,500 3&4-Year-Old Filly and Mare pace. Trained by Curtis Daniels, the Western Ideal-Maytime Hall filly was driven by Ross Wolfenden. Surreal Hanover (Roger Plante) was runner-up with Megginspin (Kirby) placed third.

Tony Morgan made the winner's circle three-times. Ross Wolfenden and Trace Tetrick had doubles..

Enrico AS, a winner last week, leads a wide-open field of nine in the $15,500 Winners-Over feature trot on Wednesday, March 19 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m.

The lone winner last time out, Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta’s Enrico AS, scored wire-to-wire for driver Ron Pierce.  Several of the starters are dropping down from the Open ranks: Lois and Earl Walters and E&K Stables’ fast finishing I’m So Striking with Eddie Dennis; Walter Callam’s steady Spunky Jack piloted by Roger Plante; JL Benson Stable’s Arriba Amigo with Allan Davis; while Struttin Conway, driven by Ross Wolfenden, leaves from post 9 in the second tier.

Other contenders are David Miller’s Cash On Delivery; Blueridge Tornado, driven by George Dennis for Darby Racing and trainer Rosemary Smutz; Benbar Stables’ Cadillac Cruiser with Eddie Davis Jr. and a newcomer from Pompano Park, Rich Pollucci’s classy Guiltywithanexcuse with trainer-driver Daryl Bier.

by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs
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