Day At The Track

Q's Cruise defeats Slick Tony in Blue Hen

12:48 PM 06 Dec 2019 NZDT
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Q’s Cruise defeats Slick Tony in the $27,500 Blue Hen Open Handicap for Delaware Owned or Bred harness racing  pacers Thursday at Dover Downs

In a thrilling stretch duel, Q’s Cruise, the pocket rocket out sprinted Slick Tony to the wire.

Driver Dexter Dunn changed tactics and blasted out of the gate with Slick Tony.  Q’s Cruise and driver Tim Tetrick parked and then released Slick Tony at the quarter pole.

Slick Tony cut fractions of :26.4, :55.2, 1:23 with a final time of 1:51. 

Benefitting from that perfect trip, Q’s Cruise and driver Tim Tetrick, for trainer Jim King Jr., tip toed up the inside and won by a neck.  They were the 4/5 race favorite.

Slick Tony for driver Dexter Dunn and trainer George Leager was second. Owosso Flash for Tony Morgan and trainer Don Brittingham finished third.

Duplicated N and driver Tim Tetrick for trainer Jim King Jr. braved the cold and wind to win the $25,000 Open pace at Dover Downs.

Duplicated N left alertly and was fully extended to the quarter as Victor Kirby aboard Sicily released him and accepted the two hole.

Larry Karr pulled 1st up into the wind but could not gain on the leader.

Duplicated N cut fractions of :26.3, :54.4, 1:22.2  and in a final time of 150.4, winning by three quarters of a length. Duplicated N. was sent off as the 3/5 wagering favorite.

Sicily and driver Victor Kirby for trainer Wayne Givens, sat the pocket and finished 2nd.

Bo Mach and driver Dexter Dunn for trainer Dylan Davis was third.

Driver Tim Tetrick won six races on the night

Trainer Jim King Jr. won 4 races and trainer Josh Green won 3 races.

Driver Tim Tetrick will be heading to the Arctic Circle and compete in the first Arctic Horse Race event.  The event takes place on December 14 in Rovaniemi, Finland.

by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs

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