Dover, Del--- Jersey Boy, a 7-1 shot from the rail scored a decisive 1:54.3 victory to win the $20,000 Open Handicap trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Meet leading driveradded five more wins to his meet leading total now at 70.
took Jersey Boy to the outside and moved up to challenge leader Can Do with Vic Kirby after the half mile. They raced side-by-side until just past the three-quarters when Jersey Boy raced into the lead and opened up. The -Atlanta Games four-year-old gelding led the rest of the 1:54.3 mile to score his seventh win of the season for trainer and owners, Dom Costanzo, Dawn Gannon and . He now has won $68,745 this year. Baximum and came belatedly from far back to edge Cash On Delivery and for second-place honors.
Mike Mammes' Amiga Valley streaked down the passing lane firto score a 10-1 upset in the $14,500 3&4-Year-Old trot sub feature. It was the fourth win of the campaign for the Brian Wessells' trainee, a four-year-old daughter of -Crysta's Chip. Jailhouse Juice (Toby Lynch) won the photo for second. Gwally (Vic Kirby) finished third.
Earlier red-hot drivermoved Musclelaneous with authority into the lead on the backstretch and pulled away from his opposition for a 1:55.4 success in a $12,000 Conditioned trot. conditions the five-year-old son of -Spendthrift owned by Bonucelli Racing and the Callahans. I'm So Striking (Eddie Dennis) closed strongly for second in front of Justherighttouch ( ) the show horsed.
In addition to's five bagger, had three wins; trainers and haltered three winners each and driver won two races.
Thursday action at Dover Downs features the $30,000 Preferred pace and $27,500 Delaware Special.
Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m.
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by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs