drove Ashes Cash for trainer Leigh Raymer of the Stable to his second win in a row and third in his last three races chalking up a 1:55 score in the week's top trot. A career winner of 17 races in 32 starts, the Vito Cucci-owned -Ashameg four-year-old gelding won easily. Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) closed well and made a misstep in his final steps and finished second. Mandabra ( ) took third money.
Baximum finally made the winner's circle in his sixth 2014 start. The-Bax Machine gelding, trained by Bobby Clark, had been close in recent races. After starting from the outside, worked his way into challenging position and closed strongly to overtake front-trotting Looking Hanover ( ) in the late going to notch a 1:54.4 triumph. Amiga Valley ( ) finished third for the second straight start.
After consecutive second-place finishes, Ideal Revenue made the winner's circle with a 1:56.4 victory within the bike. Trainer owns the -New Ideal gelding with his wife Carol. Six Gun Hall ( ) was placed second and Jailhouse Juice (Toby Lynch) placed third after Picard (Callahan), who was second to the finish line, made a lapped-on break nearing the wire.
The win was one of two for the Atkinsons. Their Brite Jet scored a 39-1 surprise withdriving, to win a $6,000 Mares pace. .
, , , , and trainers and Leigh Raymer of the Stable had two wins each.
$27,000 Delaware Special at Dover ThursdayMustang Art and Feel Like A Fool, both second in last week starts, head the $27,500 Delaware Special on a strong program on Thursday, Feb. 20 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m.
Since acquiring in 2012, Max Walton and Greg Papaleo’s Mustang Art and driver Ron Pierce has been successful racing in Delaware and Pennsylvania including two wins this season twice was second in this event in his last start. Kovach Stable’s Feel Like A Fool, a purchase last November at Harrisburg has been racing well for George Dennis and was second in last week’s edition.
Jim Morand drove Dreamfair Kovu to a 17-1 upset last week while Brit Evans and Foulk Stable’s Full Of Sand, third last time leaves from the rail with Corey Callahan. Heavenly Way’s Jeremy’s Successor teamed with Sean Bier and Robin and Jay Breasure’s People Are Crazy, handled by Vic Kirby, complete the starting lineup.Lindwood Player (Callahan), owned by Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis, carries a two-straight win streak into the $17,500 4&&5-Year-Old Open pace. Jim Behrendt’s Ice Scraper (Roger Plante) has been impressive in his starts since arriving from Balmoral Park. Burke Racing and Weaver Bruscemi’s Rage M Ryan, (Ross Wolfenden) is program favorite. JL Benson’s Mr. Dennis (Ron Pierce) drew the rail. Irwin Samelman’s Delaware Hanover (Frank Milby) has won twice already this year, and Jeremes General (Allan Davis) racing for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta should benefit from a better starting post.
by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs