Day At The Track

Dover Open Trot headed by Traverse Seelster

07:38 AM 22 Jan 2014 NZDT
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Traverse Seelster heads top trot at Dover
DOVER, Del.---- Following cancelation of Tuesday's card due to snow, Traverse Seelster takes on seven rivals in the $20,000 Open Handicap trot on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m.

Keith Pippi's Traverse Seelster set a track record for an older gelding trotter of 1:51.2 last season and last week led off his 2014 season with a near 1:53.1 victory, driven by Corey Callahan in the feature trot of the week. who set a track record for a gelding last season, Barbara Boese's Awsome Valley, with Tony Morgan, stalked the winner from the start and remained second with another former regular Modern Family, co-owned, trained and driven by Daryl Bier with Charley Dombeck and Rich Pollucci, third and Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Ianquinta Enrico AS teamed with Allan Davis, fourth.

The rest of the competitive field Nick and Shaun Callahan and C.A. Bonuccelli's Mandarbra, driven by Corey Callahan, Diane Giuliano's Lovely Vacation, fresh from victory last Wednesday guided by Ron Pierce; E&K Stable and Lois & Earl Walters' fast finishing I'm So Striking and Eddie Dennis, gets a big change in starting position starting from post 2 while Jersey Boy, piloted by Trace Tetrick, dew the rail. Mary Raymer's $1-million winning veteran Green Day completed the lineup driven by Vic Kirby.

Major Herby (Corey Callahan) looks for a repeat stepping up to the sub-feature $15,000 Winners-Over Handicap trot. Tina Clark and Joe Clark's Baximum (Daryl Bier), Chris Giaccio and driver Vic Kirby's Can Do and hard-hitting Looking Hanover (Trace Tetrick) returns to the track after a month's respite

by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs

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