Day At The Track

Bestofthebunch is the one to beat

06:10 PM 09 Mar 2014 NZDT
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Dover Downs
Dover Downs

DOVER, Del. ---- The only three-year-old in the field, Bestofthebunch, is the one to beat in the Delaware $9,500 3,4&5-Year-Old Male pace on Sunday, March 9 at Dover Downs.

After his first three starts, Bestofthebunch has won twice with a second when beaten by a neck. The gelding owned by Foulk Stables and trained by Trish Foulk, with Ron Pierce driving, takes on eight rivals in the feature race. Chief opposition is expected from Joe Hundertpfund's White Sportscoat, a strong second-place finisher last time out with Ross Wolfenden driving, trainer Lauren Allen's Public Enemy, a winner last time out handled by Vic Kirby, and Ben Stafford's Maximum Terror and Ben Stafford Jr., primed for a top effort.

The rest of the field is made up by Vince Copeland owned, trained and driven Casino Bags from the rail with Heather Minton's Cherokee Hunter piloted by Justin Vincent alongside. Drawing outside posts are Darrell and Dillon Lewis' TR Kilowatt Sam and George Dennis, Shrew Magoo with Tony Morgan driving for Rich Zulick and Crissman Inc., posts 7 and 8 with driver Brandon Henley's JR's Midnight Cry leaving from post 9 in the second tier.

Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; post time is 4:30 p.m. Each Friday and Saturday, the track will be dark for racing. On Sunday, races begin at 5:30 p.m.

For those planning to watch racing and dine in the Winner's Circle Restaurant, reservations are suggested. Call 302-674-4600. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. Daily simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing daily begins 12 Noon until 12 Midnight.

Marv Bachrad


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