Photorama and Kakaley prove too strong

01:57 AM 16 Dec 2011 NZDT
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Photorama and Matt Kakaley
Photorama and Matt Kakaley - triumph in 1:57.3 in the ninth race at Dover Downs.

Photorama registered his first win of the current harness racing meet scoring a 1:57.3 victory in the $13,500 3,4,&5-Year-Old trot on Thursday, Dec. 15, at Dover Downs. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan had a driving quadruple.

Driver Matt Kakaley and Photorama ranged up on the outside to collar leader The Dud Abides (Roger Plante) and then moved away to his fourth win of 2011 in the feature trot. Willard Reynolds owns and trains Photorama, a four-year-old altered son of Classic Photo-Pure Rama. It was the second win for Kakaley. The Dude Abides held on for second in front of Do It For Annie (Tony Morgan) third.

Corey Callahan picked up his third of four wins on the card, and his 14th win at the track since Monday, driving Complete Desire to a 1:52.2 victory in a $20,000 Claiming Allowance pace. Owned by Only Money Inc. and trainer Dylan Davis, the five-year-old Life Sign gelding has now won $62,880 this year. The Quiet Village (Tony Morgan) and KC Colt (Ross Wolfenden) were second and third respectively.

In addition to Callahan’s four-bagger, Matt Kakaley had a double.

There is no live racing on Fridays at Dover Downs. Saturday and Sunday racing begins at 5:30 p.m. Monday post time is 4:30 p.m. The traditional One-Week Holiday Break starting next Tuesday, Dec. 20 – 25, Christmas Sunday, there is no live racing until the following Monday, Dec. 26.

Simulcasting of top harness and thoroughbred racing and NFL three-game parley wagering 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.

Marv BACHRAD

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