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Bella's Spunkin & Overnight Hit score in DSBF

11:24 AM 02 Apr 2014 NZDT
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Bella's Spunkin and Allan Davis
Overnight Hit wins for Art Stafford, Jr.
DOVER, Del.---- Race favorite Bella's Spunkin and second-choice Overnight Hit recorded wins in 2nd leg, Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 Filly Trot preliminaries on Tuesday, April 1 at Dover Downs.

Allan Davis drove Bella's Spunkin right to the lead and cut all the fractions en route to an easy 2:01.1 victory in the first of two $20,000 divisions. Stop The Jade Farm owns their homebred daughter of Super Punk-Nubella now is two-for-two this year for trainer Joe King. Oso Grateful (George Dennis) was second from the start with Gogh Gogh (Tony Morgan) third.

Art Stafford Jr. sat on the rail with Overnight Hit while favorite Kelsey's Commando (Vic Kirby) took the lead on the backstretch. Trainer-driver Stafford pulled the Giant Hit-Overnight Rail filly to the outside and tracked down the leader to post a 1:58.2 victory for owners Stafford and Wally Starky. Kelsey's Commando held on for second while Even Brighter (Bret Brittingham) closed to take third.

The DSBF top eight point-getters return next week for $100,000 finals.

Corey Callahan, Ross Wolfenden and Allan, Davis had three wins apiece, Vic Kirby, Tony Morgan and trainer John Cabot had two winners each.

A pair of $20,000 DSBF 2nd leg sophomore male trots and the week's top trot head Wednesday racing.

by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs

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