Tagyoureit Hanover pulled a 13-1 upset last week and returns this week as the one to beat in the $23,000 Open/Handicap trot, the Leap Year feature, on Wednesday, Feb. 29 feature race. Post time is 4:30 p.m.
Matt Kakaley drove Tagyoureit Hanover, owned by Ken Wood, Gorden, Rekoon and Goldberg, from off the pace moving three wide to score a 1:55 win last Wednesday. Jeff Bartels’ The Budster was the race favorite and cut the early fracintions before settling for second place. Chris Giaccio’s Allmar Surprise and driver Victor Kirby finished third beaten only a half length.
Mandabra with Corey Callahan driving for C.A. Bonuccelli, Shaun and trainer Nick Callahan, won the previous week, after making a break at the start. Hezahumer, owned by Josh Green and Baron Racing Stable, also has four wins this meet. Joe Muscara’s International veteran Lets Get Serious N piloted by George Dennis and Don’t Know Chip, returning from a brief trip to the Meadowlands, can not be overlooked this week.
A $16,000 trot heads the undercard. Three starters are fresh from wins last time; Wight Byrd Racing’s Master In Charge (Ross Wolfenden), Ben Brooks’ Dilly Dally Delia (Vic Kirby) and Doug Sipple’s The Shepard (Roger Plante), a 45-1 longshot. Mike Casalino and Dylan Davis’ Maravich (Corey Callahan) drew the rail with Carol and Jim Atkinson’s Idol Kemp (George Dennis) alongside. Dave Neilson’s Gurf (Allan Davis) and Steve Anderson’s Sea Raven (Ron Pierce) have upset credentials. Meanwhile, Amy and Stew Oldford’s Nordic Venture (Vince Copeland) makes his first start since September.
Monday through Thursday, first post is 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday racing now starts at 1 p.m. Parking and admission are free. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant 302-674-4600.