guided Modern Family into the lead at the quarter and led throughout the mile posting his 14 career victory in 39 starts and $283,822 in purses. Bier, Charles Dombeck and Rich Poillucci own the five-year-old -Domestic Diva horse. driving Enrico AS closed quickly on the outside to take second while veteran Green Day and Vic Kirby hustled along the passing lane for a close-up third.
drove two winners and his second came in the $15,000 Winners-Over trot behind Jersey Boy, a -Atlanta Games gelding, a 1:56.2 winner. Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) came within a head of the winner to finish second. Baximum (Bier) closed for third. Powerful Charger ( ) was fourth. Jersey Boy is trained by for Dom Costanzo, and Dawn Gannon. It was his first win of 2014 in four starts.
11-1 Amiga Valley got up for's second winning drive. Trained by Brian Wessells for Mike Mammes, the -Crysta's Chip mare closed along the passing lane to edge Royal Malinda ( ) in 1:56 to win a $12,500 conditioned trot. Looking Hanover ( ) was the show horses.
After driving Haulin Laser to third-place in a $9,000 trot won by brother Trace, afterreined Powerful Charger to a fourth, Tetrick said, "I was a little rusty, but it won't take long to get back. Tim last raced in December before hip surgery.
$30,000 feature Thursday
A pair of Josh Green-trained pacers, Dancin Yankee and All Stienam. lead the $30,000 Preferred/Handicap and $27,500 Delaware Special headline events on another strong program, Feb. 6 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m.
Last Thursday, Dancin Yankee and Chris Page stepped up to win the week’s top pace, his third winner in a row for Baron Racing. Starting from post 8, William Robinson, Mike Mallett and Country Club Enterprises’ Special Forces became the first sub 1:50 winner of the year a week in January will be driven by the sport and meet’s leading driver Corey Callahan. Harry von Knoblauch’s Texican N finished second for Ross Wolfenden while Special Forces had to settle for third after a long overland journey.
Adventure Bound, driven by Ron Pierce for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta, has been close all meet long but hasn’t registered a feature-race win since early December. Howard Taylor’s recently acquired GD Airliner has a win, second and a third in his last three outings. Jonathan Roberts will drive him from the rail with JLRL’s Rock On Moe, handled by George Dennis, alongside. Completing the lineup are Ken Duffy, Mystical Marker Farms, Shim and Paymaq racing’s A Cool Card with Trace Tetrick and Trevor Stafford’s Bigtown Hero and Art Stafford Jr.
A pair of recent $27,500 Delaware Special Handicap winners, Heavenly Way’s Jeremy’s Successor (Daryl Bier) and Sunshine Superman, owned, trained and driven by Toby Lynch, leave from outside posts in the co-feature. Max Walton and Greg Papaleo’s Mustang Art (Ron Pierce) gets a better post this week.
The program favorite is J,J&M Stable and Green Racing’s All Stienam (Chris Page), a second-place finisher last week after two consecutive Open wins. The rest of the competitive field is made up by Kovach Stable’s Feel Like A Fool (George Dennis), Robin and Jay Breasure’s People Are Crazy (Vic Kirby), and Ed Gannon’s Artists Rally (Trace Tetrick).
Ken Wood and Minisink Farms’ Just Bettor, last week’s winner, lead nine to post in the $18,000 Open, four $15,000
Winners-Over and two $25,000 Claiming paces are also on the 15-race program.by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs