In the first section, a $20,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming Allowance, a nine-horse field,'s Partner, driven by , is fresh from victory last start as he takes on Here Is The Future with , who makes his first excursion in the claiming ranks, after two wins in his last four races, for trainer George Teague and K&R Racing. Another newcomer in claiming ranks, Brad McNinch's Eres Tu and has a win in his last two outings. drives Legacy Racing and Reg Hazzrd's Shiftin To Cruz, who has been shackled with post position 3, for the time.
Wild Shot Hanover drew post 1 within the bike. Ilikethemtrashy leaves from alongside. The other contestants are Freddy Darby's Terror On My Side handled by . Tina Clark's Little Man Joe with . has the outside post while McPort In A Storm and has post 9 in the second tier.
In the $20,000 Male Claiming pace, trainer Leigh Raymer's Doubletrouble (Vic Kirby), fresh from consecutive victories step up in price but must overcome starting from post 8 while Josh Parker and Nanticoke Racing's Sir Globalalop Z Tam (Davis Jr.) has the rail .Jeff Bartels' Last Shot Leeton (Kirby), Russ Foster's Hi Sir (A.Davis), and Polaris N () racing for Bill Ethier and LeBlanc Racing are among strong rivals.
Bill Emmons' Grab The Fortune () Bill and Barbara Kinsey's Idealist ( ) and Restless Native (Roger Plante), owned by Bill Sartin and Kevin Donahue, have upset credentials.
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by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs