Day At The Track

Terror At Night takes last mares feature

09:00 PM 29 Mar 2018 NZDT
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DOVER, Del. --- Terror At Night caught front-pacing Nerida Franco N in the final stride to win the last $30,000 Mares Open/Handicap feature of the harness racing meet on Wednesday, March 28 at Dover Downs

Driver Mike Cole pulled Terror At Night out of third and followed Apple Bottom Jeans on the outside before moving three wide turning for home. Cole hustled the Western Terror-Enhance The Night five-year-old down the lane just in time to catch Nerida Franco N (Allan Davis) in the 1:50.4 event, equaling her lifetime mark. The victory was her fourth of the year with a second in nine races. She now has won $50,800 in 2018 and 19 races lifetime and $293,701 in her career.

Divas Image (Tim Tetrick) closed strongly to finish third.

Stormtracker and Tetrick made good use of post 1 scoring a front-end 1:52 triumph in a $22,000 conditioned pace. It was the Big Jim-Stonebridge Breeze brown mares' fourth win of the year with two seconds in six starts trainer Linda Tosscano and owners Jay Mehlenbacher, Enviro, Camelot and Bay's stables Shesarocker (Vic Kirby) was the place finisher with Legio X Equestris (Montrell Teague) third.

Use Your Noodle, trained by Les Givens, was at the top of his game notching a 1:51.1 wire-to-wire conquest in a $16,000 Mares Winners-Over pace for Henry Faragalli III, Feeney, Johnson and Nanticoke Racing. A five-year-old daughter of Artzina-Lo Gophobia, she bested Fashion Showdown (Morgan), second, and Hold It Hanover (Eddie Davis Jr.), third, to the finish line. Use Your Noodle has now won 16 times in her career banking $249,440.

Tim Tetrick guided Huff Racing Stable's Snappy Dresser, conditioned by Josh Green, to victory in a $15,000 female pace, giving her a third win in her last four efforts. The Vintage Master-Elegant Girl four-year-old won for the third time this year. Gypsy Rose (Teague) and Said It Best (Callahan) were second and third respectively.

There were two $15,000 DSBF three-year-old consolations. Trainer-drier Jeff Fout drove both winners owned by Bay Pond Racing. America First, a Roddy's Bags Again -PH Diagnosis colt won the colt consolation in 1:54.3 trailed by Friends forever (Cole) and Foxbriar Romeo (A. Davis). The filly consolation went to Peak Of Chic, a Roddy's Bags Again-Fit N Bad daughter ibn 1:55. Whistlers Sister (A.Davis) was second. River Dreams (Cole), third.

On Thursday, an outstanding final day of the meet program led by four $100,000 DSBF Finals and a powerful 14-race card featuring $40,000 Preferred pace and presentation of the Horse Of The Meet, Leading Driver and Leading Trainer honors.

Two drivers had triples, Tim Tetrick, who had five wins the first two night s of the week added a three-bagger, At Stafford Jr. had a double as did trainer Les Givens and Nanticoke Racing. Trainer Jeff Fout, a former standout driver in Ohio, won both ends of the daily double for owners Bay Pond Stable.

Post time is 4:30 p.m. Parking and admission to Dover Downs is free. Dine in the Winners Circle Restaurant featuring an excellent buffet daily. Reservations are suggested. Call 302-674-4600.

Simulcasting of leading harness and thoroughbred racing is offered in the Dover Downs Race & Sports Book.

Marv Bachrad

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