In the first Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund $20,000 event,' drives I Like My Boss, undefeated in four career races, The $100,000 DSBF Final winner last November is bred and owned by trainer Bob Shahan and Jimmy and A.M. Parsons. Boo's The Boss, with driving for Howard Taylor, Rich Lombardo and JJ&M Stable and Winbak Farm's Call Me Hal, driven by Vic Kirby head the opposition.
Syl King's Whichwayrightrleft () is the one to beat in the second $20,000 prelim. Trainer-driver 's Briefs Or Boxers, Faragalli, Johnson and Nanticoke Racing's LG's Pride ( ) and John and Sarah Swart's Winmando ( ) head the challengers.
Bosston BNZ, trained and driven by Art Stafford Jr, co-owned with Eli Beiler and Providence West's Odessa (Kim Vincent) drew posts 1 and 2 in the third $20,000 prelim.
In the $15,500 Winners-Over trot, Angela Coombs' Boffin (G.Dennis) scored the fastest win, a 1:54.3 decision, the third win in four races this year for trainer. Jailhouse Juice was a wire-to-wire 1:54.4 winner. Toby Lynch owns the gelding with his son . Walt Callam's Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) was never headed in 1:56 in his previous outing.
Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta's Enrico AS () had considerable road-trouble in last week's feature. Several are dropping down from the Open ranks: Lois and Walters and E&K Stables' fast finishing I'm So Striking (Eddie Dennis); JL Benson Stable's Arriba Amigo ( ); and Struttin Conway ( ) leaves from post 9 in the second tier.
Upset winners in DSBF second leg TuesdayEven Brighter and Bella’s Spunkin were upset winner in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 Three-Year-Old Filly Pace 1st leg preliminaries on a day of longshots over a snowflake-showed “good’ track, Tuesday, March 18 at Dover Downs.
Even Brighter pulled a 30-1 surprise in the first DSBF prelim when Bret Brittingham guided the three-year-old daughter of Giant Hit-Even Bolder to a come-from-behind first career win in 2:01.4 for Onery Inc. Gogh Gogh (Tony Morgan) finished second with Oso Grateful (George Dennis) third. Race favorite Way Over Paid (Bryan Truitt) was out-of-the money.
Bella’s Spunkin, off at 5-1, was the up-setter in the second $20,000 DSBF trot winning a three-horse photo on the inside in 2:00.1. Allan Davis drove the Stop The Jade Farm-owned sophomore to the win edging race-favorite Kelsey’s Commando (Vic Kirby) second and Overnight Hit (Art Stafford Jr.) at the wire.
Each day next week, the second legs of the four DSBF preliminaries will be raced. The top eight point getters after two legs in the soph filly pace return for a $100,000 final on April 7.
Four drivers dominated the snow filled program winning 12 of 15 races. Tim Tetrick won four races while Tony Morgan and Allan Davis had three wins each and George Dennis, a double.
by Marv Bachrad, for Dover Downs