Dover's Open Trot goes to Jersey Boy

02:58 PM 12 Dec 2013 NZDT
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Jersey Boy and driver Trace Tetrick

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 driver Corey Callahan added five more wins to his meet leading total now at 70.

Trace Tetrick 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 Yankee Glide-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 Ed Gannon and owners, Dom Costanzo, Dawn Gannon and Yannick Gingras. He now has won $68,745 this year. Baximum and Daryl Bier came belatedly from far back to edge Cash On Delivery and Vince Copeland for second-place honors.

Mike Mammes' Amiga Valley streaked down the passing lane fir Montrell Teague to 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 Amigo Hall-Crysta's Chip. Jailhouse Juice (Toby Lynch) won the photo for second. Gwally (Vic Kirby) finished third.

Earlier red-hot driver Corey Callahan moved 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. Nick Callahan conditions the five-year-old son of Muscles Yankee-Spendthrift owned by Bonucelli Racing and the Callahans. I'm So Striking (Eddie Dennis) closed strongly for second in front of Justherighttouch (George Dennis) the show horsed.

In addition to Corey Callahan's five bagger, Ross Wolfenden had three wins; trainers Dylan Davis and Nick Callahan haltered three winners each and driver Trace Tetrick 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.

There is no charge for parking or admission when visiting Dover Downs. Harness and thoroughbred simulcasts are featured from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. Reservations are suggested for dining in the Winner's Circle restaurant. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations.

by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs


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