Garnet O'Marrow's homebred Seboomook Fool Yah, within the sulky, was an impressive winner of both of his $20,000 prelims. The Wiz Kids Stable has interest in two of the eight starters.
One is Jonigold, withdriving from post 8, the other as partner with Tina Dennis and driver on I'm Won Rum Wiser. LeBlanc Racing and Winbak Farm's Reflected Art, piloted by , was a 24-1 opening leg winner and finished second in his other prelim. Winbak Farms also has two contenders; Angel Face, handled by , with one prelim win and Fashion Guru with Jr., who finished second in both her prelims.
Other contenders include Virginia Louthan's homebred Megginspin withat the controls and Gloria Keefe and trainer Sammy Belote's homebred Bettylou Who, with driver Bret Brittngham leaving from post 1.
There is also a $20,000 DSBF consolation led by program favorite Henry Faragalli III, T.P. Johnson and Joe Thomson's Treasure Valley () and Jeff Bartels' Crushed Again driven by Vic Kirby.
From the rail. Ed Walls' Mommom's Little C () from outside post 7. and Marjorie Richards and Judith Leonard's Thersa (G. Dennis) are other contenders.
The final $24,000 Mares Open Handicap pace of the meet reunites Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta's Jeremes Sweetheart (Pierce) and Spend It All () owned by Steve Head and Brooke Givens. They were separated by a nose in both of their last two week's meetings with Jeremes Sweetheart getting up using the passing lane both times. Last week Kimberley and trainer Johnny Waite's Alexachase (Bret Bittingham) was a game third with D.R. Van Witzenburg and George Golemes' Ideal Ginny (Davis), fourth.
The other starters are owner-trainer Bob Winkelman's Paradise Lost (Wolfenden), Richard Lester and trainer Tony Domino's Alice's Restaurant (Kirby) stepping up after a win last week and first time 2014 starter Bags Of Stars (Callahan) racing for Dianne and Joel Halpern.
A $100,000 DSBF soph filly trot final is the Tuesday headliner.
Hasty Western in lifetime best mile Sunday
Hasty Western, an 8-1 shot, came on in the stretch to score a lifetime fastest, 1:51.3, victory in the $20,000-25,000 Male Claiming pace on the final Sunday of the Dover Downs 2013-2014 season on April 6. Driver Allan Davis won a four bagger.
Well back in the nine-horse field, Hasty Western never became involved until the contestants reached the top of the lane. From the half until mid-stretch, Lord Terror (Sean Bier) and Andy Roo (Tony Morgan) engaged in a heated side-by-side battle. Allan Davis then sent Hasty Western four-wide and rolled to the finish line holding off Raritan Bay (Bret Brittingham) at the wire. Lord Terror, who had two claims on him, bravely held on for third place. Mark Givens and Legacy Racing own the winner, a Western Hanover-Up Front Sassy gelding who won for the second time this year.
Boca Hanover registered her fourth consecutive victory as trainer-driver Frank Milby piloted The Panderosa-Bikini Hanover 12-year-old to victory for Denise Beaver. RD Elegant Yankee (Roger Plante) took second with If Only You Knew (Mike Rossi) coming on for third.
Allan Davis completed the day with four wins; owner Legacy Racing of Delaware, trainer Wayne Givens and driver Jim Morand, who usually doesn’t drive on Sundays, had two wins each.
Only four more racing days this meet with each featuring a $100,000 DSBF final daily. Post time is 4:30 p.m. To watch races and dine in the Winner’s Circle restaurant, call 302-674-4600 for reservations.by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs