Highbeam Rusty N heads $30,000 Del. Special

09:35 PM 04 Dec 2011 NZDT
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Highbeam Rusty N and Corey Callahan Three Of Spades and Jon Roberts
Highbeam Rusty N and Corey Callahan - win easily in 1:50.4.
Three Of Spades and Jon Roberts - win the the $35,000 Preferred pace in 1:50.3.

Highbeam Rusty N drew post 8 in the $30,000 Delaware Special Handicap while newcomer Vlos joins the $23,000 Open pace on Monday, Dec. 5 at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Five $16,000 Winners-Over paces head the harness racing undercard.

Carter Racing Stable’s Highbeam Rusty N starts from post 8 in The First State feature with Matt Kakaley getting the driver assignment, meanwhile Eddie and Kathy Davis’ Nova Artist leaves from the rail for the second-straight time with Allan Davis driving. Two starters won last time out, Bobby Glassmeyer’s Fancyfreeshark for Jon Roberts and Josh Green’s Kiss My Art with Corey Callahan.

The other Del. Special contenders are Joe Colosi’s Funny Deacon with Brad Hanners, second last time, I’m Gorgeous, Montrell Teague driving for Elmer Fannin and trainer George Teague; Morgan and Jeannie McInnis’ fast Cams Art with David Miller and Ed Edwards’ fast finishing Volo driven by Tony Morgan.

The $23,000 Open pace finds several new faces led by Nancy Spain’s Vlos (Tony Morgan), Frank Bellino’s Southwestern Dream (Core Callahan) and Merle LaFontaine’s Cracker Pullet (David Miller).

Tim Lancaster’s That’s Justice (Matt Kakaley) was a winner last week, Jim Behrendt’s Furious Frank will be tough from the rail. Ted Gewertz, Jim Bernstein and Teague Racing Partnership’s Beignet (Montrell Teague) closed strongly last week. Bill DeLodovico and trainer Bib Roberts’ Three Of Spades (Jon Roberts) is getting sharp, and Q Rock (Tim Curtin) also show good closing speed.

The undercard is power packed with two $16,500 Male pace, two $16,000 3,4&5-Tear-Old paces, a$14,000 and a $13,500 Male pace, a $12,000 pace plus a $25,000 Claiming.

Weekday post time is 4:30 p.m. No live racing on Fridays. Saturday and Sunday racing begins at 5:30 p.m. Simulcasts of harness and thoroughbred racing is featured daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. Parking and admission is free. Reservations are suggested for dining in the Dover Downs Winners Circle Restaurant. Call 302-674-4600.

Marv BACHRAD

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