Wambam Sam stormed down the harness racing lane to win the $35,000 Preferred Handicap pace while Cams Art was fully in command in the $32,500 Delaware Special on Monday, March 21 at Dover Downs. Daryl Bier did not move Wambam Sam until reaching the homestretch then turned the Real Artist-Roses For Sammie gelding lose.
The four-year-old roared past the leaders, Three Of Spades (Jon Roberts), Jeremy’s Successor (Sean Bier) and race favorite Schoolkids (Pat Berry) in the stretch on the way to a 1:50.4 victory in the day’s top race.
Glenn DelRusso, Charlie Dombeck and trainer-driver Bier own Wambam Sam, a winner of six of 11 starts this year good for earnings of $74,280 and $279,973 lifetime. Jeremy’s Successor (Sean Bier) finished second with Schoolkids getting up for third.
Cams Up and David Miller had no trouble besting five rivals in a wire-to-wire 1:50.1 conquest in the $32,500 Del. Special. They had no trouble registering a lifetime record for the four-year-old altered son of Delaware-stallion Cams Future-My Foolish Art bred and owned by Morgan and Jeanne McInnis and trained by their son Ryan McInnis. Solano (Ron Pierce) was a solid second. Astounding Hanover (Tim Tetrick) took third money. For Cams Art, it was his eighth win of the year in nine starts with one third. He has banked $85,600 and $113,600 in his career.
In the first of four $19,000 paces. In one of two 4&5-Year-Old paces, Daryl Bier won the first of his two wins guiding Brian Callahan’s I Wanna Go Fast to a lifetime best 1:52.1 clocking. The-Toohappytobefussy gelding held off Kiss My Art (Eric Goodell) ending a four wins-in-a-row streak. Odds On Demi-Queue (Tim Tetrick), the early leader, finished third.
The second division went to Troy and Todd Tribbett’s Prospect Of Whitby scoring in 1:52.4 with Eric Goodell driving. The-Danacrombie gelding was followed to the finish line by Complete Desire (Matt Kakaley), second, and Furious Frank (Roger Plante) third parked from the clubhouse turn to the wire.
Tim Tetrick steered It Was An Honor home in 1:50.3 for KDK Standardbreds and Golden Hour Stables in the first of two $18,000 Winners-Over Male paces. Mike Horsey conditions the-Roofin Ruth gelding to his third win in 11 races this year. Dina’s Gamble (Jim Morand) and Devil’s Ivy (Eric Goodell) were second and third respectively.
Everlasting Pride and Ron Pierce combined for a third consecutive victory taking a second $18,000 Winners-Over in 1:51.3. Barbara Gannon owns the-Ladyshooter gelding trained by her son Ed Gannon Jr. Lou’s Bad Yankee (Allan Davis) was second in front of Dirty Devil (Ross Wolfenden) third.
Booze Cruzin gave David Miller his second win negotiating a 1:51.4 mile in his second start of the year. Broekhuis Stable owns the Art’s Conquest-Cruzin Suzin gelding trained by Merle LaFountaine. Straighttalkxpress (Tim Tetrick) and St. David Hanover (Roger Plante) were second and third respectively.
Tim Tetrick drove four wins, David Miller had three. Daryl Bier, trainer Mike Horsey and owners Golden Hour Stables and KDK Standardbred had two wins each.
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