Lorrie Please won the $16,500 Mares Winners-Over pace the first of three consecutive Mike Hall-trained harness racing winners at Dover Downs on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at Dover Downs. Matt Kakaley took Lorrie Please to the top early and never looked back en route to a 1:52 conquest in the week's top distaff feature.
It was the-National Gallery four-year-old’s 13th win of the season enlarging her seasonal earnings to $152,575 for owners David Sheib, Allen and Ira Kaplan. Docdor Libby (Ross Wolfenden) sat second for the mile with Dagnabit Hanover (Allan Davis) third.
Kakaley came right back in the next race piloting Whos Up Whos Down, the only filly in the race and also trained by Mike Hall, to a 1:53 triumph in a $15,000 3,4&5-Year-Old pace. It was the second straight win for the-Artomatic three-year-old and her seven victory of the year. Glenn and Garth Bechtel own the now winner of $61,346 in 2011. Odds On Riesling (Jon Roberts) closed strongly to finish second in front of Paradise Lost (Jim Morand).
Mike Hall also conditioned Jerry Clark’s Asset Management driven by Daryl Bier in another $15,000 pace for young females. The-Serious Comfort filly won for the fifth time this campaign and has earned $$61,551. Badlands Style (Jon Roberts) came on to finish second. Whirl The Girl (Montrell Teague) took show money.
In addition to trainer Mike Hall, driver Ross Wolfenden also made the winner’s circle three times. Owner Joe Colosi, trainer Joe Hundertpfund and drivers George Dennis, Jon Roberts and Mike Kakaley had two win each on the card.
Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday racing begins at 5:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Fridays. Simulcasting of top harness and thoroughbred racing and NFL three-game parley wagering is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight in the Racing and Sport Book in the Colonnade. Admission and parking is free at Dover Downs. Reservations are suggested for those wishing to dine in the Winner’s Circle Restaurant.