Day At The Track

Photo Maxx gets win picture in $26G trot

02:24 AM 06 Jan 2011 NZDT
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Anders Bluestone and Ross Wolfenden Nordic Venture Photo Maxx
Anders Bluestone and Ross Wolfenden - Pulled a 1:55.4 score in his first start for new owners
Nordic Venture
Photo Maxx - SJ’s Photo's gelding

Photo Maxx stormed down the lane to overtake a wall of harness racing challengers in deep stretch to win the $26,000 Open trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Jan. 5. As in his previous win two starts back, driver Mike Cole put Photo Maxx into high gear entering the stretch and the SJ's Photo-Affinity gelding zoomed past a foursome of challengers to front-trotting Starsel and rolled on for an impressive 1:55.1 conquest in the week's top trot.

Libra Vita (Corey Callahan) burdened with post 8 also closed strongly to finish second. Cold Winner (Yannick Gingras) finished third while Starsel, fifth finished out of first or second for the first time in more than seven starts. Photo Maxx has now won $377,294 in his career.

Vince Copeland made good use of dropping down from the Open ranks and a post position change from the outside to registered a 1:56.4 victory in an $18,000 Winners-Over trot. Amy and Stew Oldford own the altered son of Keystone Nordic-Allegheny Moon. The $239,578 lifetime winner was chased home by veteran Batalj Launcher (Ron Pierce) and Good Feeling (Ross Wolfenden), second and third respectively.

Anders Bluestone, piloted by Ross Wolfenden, took-on favorite LT’s Best (Vince Copeland) on the turn for home and then pulled away for a 1:55.4 score in his first start for new owners Ken Wood and Bill Dittmar. Lt’s Best was second.

Glenda Fulcher’s Counsel, driven by Ron Pierce was placed first in a $13,000 trot when Jabez (Matt Kakaley), the apparent 1:56.2 winner, was disqualified and placed fifth for several pylon violations and an interference in the stretch. Man O Matic (Tony Morgan) was moved up to second with Matrix Hall (Ross Wolfenden) placed third.

Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday racing begins at 5:30 p.m. No live racing on Fridays. Parking and admission is free. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant 302-674-4600.

Marv BACHRAD

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