Day At The Track

I Like My Boss makes it two straight

03:08 PM 29 Nov 2017 NZDT
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DOVER, Del. --- I Like My Boss made it two straight wins as harness racing driver Allan Davis drove the former Delaware-sired champion to a1:54.1 victory in the $13,000 Winners-Over trot on Tusday, Nov. 28 at Dover Downs.

Allan Davis ;eft fast with I Like My Boss and then took no prisoners along the way scoring a1:54.2 victory in the top trot on the program. Hollywood Highway (Corey Callahan) closed strongly in the stretch to take second with Marley's Guy (Tm Tetrick) third.

Bob Shahan trains the Don Boss Vita-Wild One six-year-old gelding who he owns with Jimmy and A.M. Parsons. The victory was the sixth of the season along with eight seconds and seven thirds in 40 starts this year banking $91,556 and $478,820 lifetime.

A pair of 11-1 shots were separated by a short nose at the wire in 1:54.4 when Russell Foster-driven The Lion Sleeps came back on the inside to nip Ideal Hudson (Donnie Long) in a tight photo. 3-1 Wonderful World (Sean Bier) was a close third in the $13,000 female pace. It was a double for driver Foster and his dad, owner, trainer Arty Foster Jr.

In a $12,000 Mares pace,Take Em was Corey Callahan's second win on the card. Trained by Bob Reeser for Shirley LeVin, it was the Palone Ranger-Fighting Major Usa sophomore filly's third win this year upping her seasonal payroll to $52,770. Imaryabeaver (Tetrick) was next in front of Goin Again (Vince Copeland) in the 1:52 mile.

Five drivers had two wins each, Tim Tetrick, Corey Callahan, Allan Davis, Jonathan Roberts and Russell Foster. Arty Foster Jr. had an owner-tainer double.

A $25,000 Mares Open pace and two $20,000 DSBF consolation races top the Wednesday 13-race card.

The biggest day in Delaware harness racing is set for this Thursday, Nov. 30. Downbytheseaside and Free The Dragon, the two highest-rated pacers in this year's Hambletonian Society-Breeders Crown weekly poll meet among eight starters in the $308,060 Hap Hansen Progress Pace. In addition four $100,000 DSBF finals are on the line, on the same program.

Monday through Thursday. post time is 4:30 p.m. The daily program features a 50-cent Pick 5 (races 2-6) and a late daily double ( races 12 and 13).

General parking and admission are free. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant's acclaimed Buffet and for the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600.Top harness and thoroughbred races are featured in the Racing and Sports Book daily for 12 Noon until 12 Midnight.

TWO DSBF $20,000 CONSOLATIONS, $25,000 MARES OPEN AT DOVER

Two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund DSBF) consolation races, one for two-year-old filly trotters, the other for pacers, and a $25,000 Mares Open pace highlight the 13-race card on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at Dover Downs.

In the leadoff $20,000 DSBF two-year-old colt pace consolation, Paul and Lorie Davis and Preston Burris’ Fulla Nitro  with Jonathan Roberts, drew the rail meeting Gary Simpson and Eric Good’s Swift Armour and Allan Davis and Garnet O’Marrow’s homebred Seboomook Copper, driven by Wayne Long.

Diabolical Spin (Russell Foster) is the favorite in the $20,000 Filly Pace. Don Reed and George Wagner’s Whistlers Sister (Allan Davis) drew the rail while Frank Johnson’s River Dreams (Tony Morgan) are chief threats.]

Jag Out (Tim Tetrick), owned by Hochsprung, JL Benson and Nick Surick stables, returns after two races at Yonkers to meet seven hard-hitting females in the $25,000 Mares Open pace. Gary Ewing’s Sweet Bobbie (Art Stafford Jr.) has been in rare form lately ringing up two wins in her last three races. Bryan Truitt’s Enhance Your Mind (Vic Kirby) has returned to the form that earned her Horse of the Meet honors last season.

While Brian Malone’s sharp Hostess Lisa (Morgan) drew the rail, Jo Ann Looney King’s Purrfect Bags (Montrell Teague) is burdened by post 8. Mike Casalino’s Nat A Virgin (Callahan) scored a come-from-behind win, while Mike Hall’s St. Kitts (Roberts) was a strong second last week. Another newcomer is Joe Davino, Pat O’Brian and Brad Shackman’s Keystone Riptide (Ross Wolfenden) in from Yonkers.

Thursday is the biggest day in Delaware harness racing featuring the $308,060 Hap Hansen Progress Pace (HHPP) led by sensational $1-million winning sophomores Downbytheseaside and Free The Terror, plus all four $100-thousand DSBF Two-Year-Old Finals.

Dover Downs now features a 50-cent Pick 5 wager starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races.

Dover Downs races four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m. Fine food is available while watching the races at the acclaimed Winner's Circle Restaurant Buffet. Call 302-674-4600 for reservations.

Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred races each day from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Race and Sports Book.

Marv Bachrad

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