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Dover Downs cancels today, races tomorrow

05:22 AM 23 Jan 2014 NZDT
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DOVER, Del.---, Dover Downs has canceled its live racing on Wednesday, January 22 for the second straight day.

With windy conditions and temperature readings in the single digits today and predicted for tonight, the day's racing program has been canceled.

Wednesday qualifying day has been rescheduled to Thursday morning, Jan. 23 beginning at 10 a.m.

Nova Artist goes for third striaght Thursday

DOVER, Del--- Nova Artist takes two straight wins into this week's $30,000 Preferred/Handicap pace while Jeremy's Successor, also with two consecutive wins, heads  the $27,500 Delaware Special on another top card, Thursday, Jan 23 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m.

Thus far during the current track meet which began in November, Eddie and Kathy Davis' Nova Artist has won five feature races, with driver Allan Davis. Another sharp performer, Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta's Adventure Bound teamed with Ron Pierce and recent winner Harry von Knoblauch's Texican N and Ross Wolkfenden, among the seven starters.

There are two newcomers to the week's top pace headed by  Ron Burke stable's Special Forces with Corey Callahan driving for Bill Robinson, Mike Mallett and Country Club Enterprises and the fast Mid-Western speedster A Cool Card with Marcus Miller driving the Ken Duffy, Shim Racing, Paymaq Racing and Mystical Marker Farms gelding. Completing the lineup and starting from the inside are Trevor Stafford's Bigtown Hero, handled by Art Stafford, from the rail and JLRL's Rock On More piloted by George Dennis, alongside.

In the co-feature, $27,000 Delaware Special, Heavenly Way's Jeremy's Successor (Trace Tetrick) looks for a repeat. Toby Lynch owned, trained and driven Sunshine Superman cut the entire pace until the final strides last Thursday. Max Walton and Greg Papaleo's Mustang Art (Ron Pierce) had a lot of road trouble last time racing on the outside. Mary Ann Larrimore (Montrell Teague) finished a game second in the Open pace.

The other contenders are Legacy Racing and Reg Hazzard's Papa Ray (Ross Wolfenden), Kovach Stable's Feel Like A Fool (George Dennis) trainer Bobby Glassmeyer's Democracy N (Jonathan Roberts) and Brit Evans and Foulk Stable's Full Of Sand (Corey Callahan).
Four winners last start lead the $18,000 Open pace; Weaver-Bruscemi and Burke Racing's Rage N Ryan (Jim Morand), Jim Behrendt's newcomer Ice Scraper (Roger Plante), Joan Dalphon and Elanor Laws'  Don't Ya Know (Vic Kirby) and Angela Coombs' A Sweet Ride (Allan Davis).

by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs


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