Day At The Track

Stagedoor Holdup justifies favoritism

03:55 AM 21 Mar 2011 NZDT
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Premier Cami Cane Mandabra and Corey Callahan Stagedoor Holdup and Tim Curtin
Premier Cami Cane - Win the $14,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace in 1:55.1
Mandabra and Corey Callahan - Win $14,000 trot in 1:57
Stagedoor Holdup and Tim Curtin - Score a 1:53.4 victory in the $16,500 4&5-Year-Old pace

Stagedoor Holdup held up as a winning favorite while 23-1 Mandabra pulled a harness racing upset in the feature trot at Dover Downs on Sunday, March 20. Ross Wolfenden had a driving triple. Driver Tim Curtin and trainer Eli Scott continued as a hot winning combination as Stagecoach Holdup notched his third win of the year scoring a 1:53.4 victory in the $16,500 4&5-Year-Old pace.

Joe and JoAnn Thomson bred and own the JK Outlaw-Jennys Morey gelding. PW Rainbow (Jim Morand) put in a strong effort to finish second.

In a $14,000 trot for young horses, C.A. Bonucelli, Shaun Callahan and trainer Nick Callahan’s Mandabra came three wide around the final turn for Corey Callahan and out-gamed the pacesetters to the finish line for a 1:57 triumph. CC’s Fred (Sean Bier) was second again. Early leader Political Muscle (Jon Roberts) was third.

The CC’s Fred story is: the four-year-old Windsong’s Legacy-Pull Your Chain horse has finish second in all eight 2011 starts. In his previous start, while finishing the race in second-place, the trotter was disqualified from second and placed fourth for an Eurorail violation.

Premier Cami Cane, with Ross Wolfenden at the controls, withstood a stretch challenge from Community Spirit (Vic Kirby) to win a $14,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace in 1:55.1. Niel Gargiulo and Legacy Racing Of DE own the Cambest-Up Your Sleeve four-year-old. The win for the Wayne Givens-trainee is her third in five starts this year. Divine Inspiration (Justin Vincent) closed for third money.

Ross Wolfenden had a driving triple while Montrell Teague, Corey Callahan, Ron Pierce, Bret Brittingham and owner Larry Hughes each had two winners.

Sunday through Thursday through meet closing day, April 14. Dover Downs post time is now 4:30 p.m. daily for the balance of the season. No live racing on Fridays and Saturdays There is no charge for parking or admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant 302-674-4600.


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