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Baximum does it again at Dover Downs

01:22 PM 27 Feb 2014 NZDT
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Baxumum and driver Daryl Bier win again at Dover Downs
DOVER, Del.---- A stretch-dash from Baximum proved successful again in a 1:54.2 victory in the $20,000 Open trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

In his usual style, driver Daryl Bier waited in the back of the field before putting Baximum into full flight turning for home. It was no contest in the lane as the Cantab Hall-Bax Machine gelding rushed past dueling Green Day (Vic Kirby) and Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) to win by 2-lengths. The win was the second-straight for the seven-year-old trained by Bobby Clark and owned by Tina Clark and Joe Clark. It was his 22nd career win and brought his lifetime earnings to $447,014.

Earlier, Eddie Dennis steered I'm So Striking along the passing lane to roll past Can Do (Kirby) and Looking Hanover (Ron Pierce) for a 1:55.4 score. Dennis also conditions the So Striking-Ringside Katie gelding owned by Lois and Earl Walters and E&K Stable. It was I'm So Striking's third win of the year and 11th lifetime good for $178,088 earnings. Can Do got up for second with Looking Hanover settling for third.

Vic Kirby had a three-win day. Corey Callahan and Ron Pierce each won two as did meet-leading trainer Dylan Davis.

Upset brewing in Dover feature Thursday

All Stienam returns to this week's $27,500 Delaware Special meeting Nova Artist and Feel Like A Fool, last week's winner in an eight-horse field.

After a week off, All Stienam takes on last week’s upset winner Feel Like A Fool in the $27,500 Delaware Special/Handicap on a strong Thursday, Feb. 27 program at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m.

All Stienam, a winner of his last two , four out of five and five of his most recent seven starts, returns in the feature with Ross Wolfenden driving for JJ&M Stable and Green Racing. Kovach Stable’s Feel Like A Fool came from fifth around the final turn for George Dennis to score a 1:51 win last Thursday. Trainer Ed Gannon’s Artists Rally, fresh from a win last time with Trace Tetrick, steps up and starts from the rail with Heavenly Way’s Jeremy’s Successor and Sean Bier, alongside.

Also returning after a week off, Eddie and Kathy Davis’ local favorite Nova Artist with driver Allan Davis, leaves from post 8. Another regular, Max Walton and Greg Papaleo’s Mustang Art and driver Ron Pierce is always a factor. Robin and Jay Breasure’s People Are Crazy, teamed with Vic Kirby; Owner, trainer, driver Toby Lynch’s Sunshine Superman will be the one to catch in this field.

Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis’ Lindwood Player (Callahan) seeks his fourth consecutive victory 0leaving from post 8 in the $17,500 4&&5-Year-Old Open/Handicap pace. JL Benson’s Mr. Dennis (Ron Pierce) finished second last time with Just Bettor (Tetrick), racing for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta, third last week. Josh Parker and Nanticoke Racing’s Wahine (Jim Morand) has a two-race win streak going.

Not to be overlooked are Burke Racing and Weaver Bruscemi’s Rage M Ryan, (Ross Wolfenden), from the rail; Jim Behrendt’s Ice Scraper (Roger Plante); Irwin Samelman’s Delaware Hanover (Frank Milby) and Baron Racing’s EZ Noah (A.Davis) complete the lineup.

by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs


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