Mac's Journey, winner of two Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Filly pace preliminaries lead eight in the $100,000 final while Freedom Crossing attempts to take this week's $27,500 Mares Open/Handicap pace on the Tuesday, April 10 harness racing card at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m.
Riding an overall three-race win streak, Mac’s Journey, with Sean Bier in the bike, takes on Mike Gannon’s Powerful Honey, leaving from the rail, with Roger Plante has a win and a second in DSBF prelims.
Jim and trainer Joe Skowyra’s Two Cam was a winner last week with Brad Hanners in the bike edging Norma Messick and trainer Tim Torbert’s Roddy’s Girl with Vince Copeland. Eli Scott’s Heres My Ticket posted the fastest win of the prelims when Ross Wolfenden drove a 1:52.3 wire-to-wire victory, currently the fastest time this season for a sophomore filly in North American.
The rest of the contenders include Joyanna, handled by Ben Stafford Jr for Dorothy Hock, Katherine Ricci and Ben Stafford, who has a win and a second in her prelims. Garnet O’Marrow’s homebred Seboomook Hooter and Allan Davis has finished second and third Ted Press’ Karen’s Assets, piloted by Hall of Famer Ron Pierce, is a maiden but has been second seven times with two thirds in 13 career races.
There is also a $20,000 DSBF consolation for three-year-old that did not make the final.
On the regular card, Bay Pond Racing’s Freedom Crossing (Ron Pierce), last week’s winner, leaves from outside post 8 in the $27,500 Mares Open/Handicap pace. North State Street Stable’s Monochomatic (Corey Callahan) won this event in two of the last three weeks.
Tim Hundertpfund’s Village Bolero (Ross Wolfenden) steps up after a Winners-Over win last time. Foulk Stables’ Mystra (Brad Hanners), a two-time event winner, has been close in her last two starts, missing by a nose and a neck.
Not to be overlooked are Jeff Clark’s Itz Cherry Ripe N (Jim Morand) from post 1 with Rebecca Green and VIP Internet Stable’s Bet On Luck (Tony Morgan), alongside and Badlands Racing and George Teague Jr.’s No Bad Luck (Montrell Teague) cannot be overlooked.
The last week of Dover Downs 43rd season continues through Thursday featuring $100,000 DSBF final each day with racing beginning at 4:30 p.m. There is no charge for parking or admission. Reservations are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant featuring an outstanding buffet.