Day At The Track

War Cry Hall romps in Open Trot

11:59 PM 10 Mar 2016 NZDT
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Scott DiDomenico trainee and Tim Tetrick driven Azucar
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War Cry Hall took the lead after the quarter and was on the way to his third win of the year romping to an easy triumph in the $25,000 Open trot on Wednesday, March 9 at Dover Downs. It was one of four wins for harness racing driver Tim Tetrick.

Trained by Jim King for RBH Ventures, the winning time of 1:53 equaled the fastest trot at the track in 2016 set earlier by I Like My Boss in early January. Six Gun Hall (George Dennis) got a good spot sitting second behind the leader and finished there. Lucky Ten K (Eddie Dennis) got up for third.

In the $18,500 4&5-Year-Old Trot, the only five-year-old, Inner Peace followed front-trotting Royal Becca J (Jack Parker Jr.) until early in the stretch before moving to the outside and finally corralling the leader nearing the finish line for a 1:53.1 lifetime best for owners J.Craparotta & P Berry Racing. Traci Berry trains the Crazed-Peace Of Mind gelding who took a new lifetime mark. Race favorite Celebrity Pegasus (All Davis) had to settle for a third.

Tony Morgan posted his third win of the day driving Awsome Valley into a three-wide move approaching the final turn and pulling away to a 1:53.4 score in the $15,000 sub-feature trot. Kevin Lare conditions the veteran Valley Victor-Nannina Ambrosio gelding for owner Frank Chick. Awsome Valley won for the 30th time in his career with lifetime earnings climbing to $$30,908. Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) finished second for the third time this year while Jailhouse Diva (Montrell Teague) came from last in the nine-horse field to take third.

In one of two $14,000 4&5-Year-Old trots, Tetrick returned to the winner's circle after piloting My Way The Highway to his second straight victory in 1:55.4 holding off Doc Simon's Dream (Ross Wolfenden). Windsun Cobra (Pat Berry) closed well to take third place. Steve Moss and trainer Leigh Raymer own the winner a four-year-old daughter of Muscle Massive-Emerald Myway. Tetrick also drove Ted Gewertz's Azucar, by Crazed-Lindy Loves Candy, trained by Scott DiDomenico, to his second straight win.

In the other division, Paging Doctorlindy got away from the outside to get to the front and then led the rest of the mile for his second victory this meet and third of the year with Allan Davis driving for the JL Cruze ownership, Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta and for Minisink Farms. The Cantab Hall -Lindy's RN four-year-old gelding is trained by Eric Ell. PL Incoming (Tetrick) came home quickly to finish second in front of Lucky Ten K (E.Dennis), third.

The almost Summer-like weather set the stage for Chris Sharpe's sharp pacer PT Storm, driven by Art Stafford Jr., to a lifetime record, 1:51 conquest, in a Delaware $5,000 Claiming Allowance.

While Tim Tetrick drove four winners, Tony Morgan and Allan Davis were right behind with three. Owner-trainer Kathleen Brewer also had a triple. Jim King had a training double.


Black Aquila A and New Patrol, both win two race win streaks, collide in the Thursday, March 10 feature race at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m.

New Patrol has used wire-to-wire performances to win his last two starts and three winners in his last five outings for owner Frank Chick and trainer Kevin Lare. Tony Morgan will be his driver this week. Black Aquila A has come into top form for owners Bonuccelli and Breakaway racing. With Corey Callahan competing in the International Driver Challenge in Australia, Nick Callahan will be at the controls this time. Joan Dalphon and Elanor Laws’ Don’t Ya Know, with Sean Bier, heads the list of challengers. Don’t Ya Know drops down in class after racing in the Delaware Special early this meet.

Art Stafford Jr. and trainer Andrew Stafford’s Framed Art is another who should enjoy a change in starting positions as will Race Me Villa, owned by Kathleen Mofield, John Dickens and KDK Standardbreds, with Montrell Teague who gets a major change in post position moving from the outside to the middle of the eight starters.   Dave Banks and Layfield Horses’ All Gold, driven by Ross Wolfenden, has been no farther back than three times third with two wins in his last five outings. The two outside starters cannot be ignored. Rock N’Roll Jet with Jonathan Roberts, finished second last week while PT Stable’s classy Summer Camp (Vic Kirby) must overcome starting from the outside.

There is no live racing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Racing resumes Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m.

By popular demand the acclaimed Harness Buffet is now back in the Winner’s Circle Restaurant. Call for reservations 302-674-4600.

There is no charge for parking and admission at Dover Downs. Harness and thoroughbred simulcasts is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight.

Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for parking and admission.

Marv Bachrad

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