My Man and Kakaley nail $16,000 feature

04:04 AM 09 Mar 2012 NZDT
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Fearless Diablo and Matt Kakaley My Man and Matt Kakaley
Fearless Diablo and Matt Kakaley - impress when winning in 1:52 even.
My Man and Matt Kakaley - win easily in 1:57.1.

Matt Kakaley moved into three digits this meet driving My Man to a nice harness racing victory in the $16,000 4&5-Year-Old pace feature at Dover Downs on a Spring-like Thursday, March 8. My Man, with Kakaley piloting, atoned for breaking stride in the stretch last week by scoring a convincing 1:57.1 triumph in the $16,000 Thursday feature race.

The four-year-old Malabar Man-In To Me horse was the third of four wins for Kakaley lifting his win total to 103, third highest this meet.

Dawn Gannon, Yannick Gingras and Dom Costanzo own My Man, scoring his second win this year to go with a second and two thirds in six races for trainer Ed Gannon Jr. The trotter has won $31,935 in 2012 and $38,174 lifetime. Cash On Delivery (Vince Copeland) was second best. Act One (George Dennis) got up for third.

Kakaley’s fourth win came escorting Fearless Diablo to a powerful 1:52 victory by open lengths in an $11,400 3,4&5-Year-Old pace. A.H. Kaplan, Don Kakely and Claim To Fame own the son of Art Major-Terrific Spice now a three-time winner this year. $23,835 of his career $26,835 has come in 2012. The Onlyest One (George Dennis) was runner-up. Atomic Bliss (Daryl Bier) saw a two-race win streak snapped with a third-place finish.

In addition to Kakaley’s four wins, Victor Kirby had a driving double.

There is no live racing on both Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m.

It is suggested that reservations be made early to dine in the Winner’s Circle Restaurant. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. Harness and thoroughbred Simulcasting Is featured in the Race and Sports Book from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight daily.

Marv BACHRAD

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