DOVER, Del. --- Vic Kirby waited until late in the stretch to uncork Can Do and the four-year-old came on to score a lifetime best 1:54.1 victory in the $20,000 Open/Handicap trot on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Dover Downs.
Last week’s winner Green Day, rolled out of post 8 for Trace Tetrick to take the early lead. Corey Callahan then moved Looking Hanover up going to the half and took the lead before the three-quarter mark. Those two battled it out in the stretch but Chris Giaccio and trainer-driver Vic Kirby’s Can Do overtook the duo to notch his seventh victory of the campaign lifting his seasonal earnings to $80,360. The Cantab Hall-Meadowbranch Queen gelding has won $151,446 lifetime. Looking Hanover took second with Green Day a close third.
In similar style, Roger Plante drove Walter Callam’s Spunky Jack to a come-from-behind 1:54.4 success in the secondary feature $14500 3,4&5-Year-Old trot. Skyway Priss (Trace Tetrick) was runner-up with early leader Musclelaneous (Corey Callahan) the show horse.
Vic Kirby and meet leader Corey Callahan had driving doubles.
Nova Artist looks for a repeat victory in the $27,500 Delaware Special, the Thursday feature race.
Dover Downs racing starts at 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. There is no live harness is dark on Friday and Saturday. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m.
by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs