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12-1 Hasty Western upsets Lord Terror at Dover

03:12 PM 05 Feb 2014 NZDT
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Hasty Western was an upset winner at Dover Downs
DOVER, Del.---- Hasty Western closed strongly along the passing lane to upset favorite Lord Terror in the final strides to win the $20,000 Male Claiming Allowance on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at Dover Downs.

Overlooked at 12-1, Allan Davis piloted Hasty Western to his first win of the New Year, a 1:52.2 decision catch Lord Terror in the final strides. The win is Allan Davis' 996th. Mark Givens and Legacy Racing own the Western Hanover-Up Front Sassy gelding who won for the 18th time in his career and now has banked $183,657 lifetime. Lord Terror (Vic Kirby) was followed by Raritan Bay (Bret Brittingham).

One race later owner-trainer Bobby Glassmeyer's Dry Gulch, reined by Jonathan Roberts, notched his third win in his last four outings negotiating a front-end 1:52.3 score in a $15,000 Male Claiming Allowance. An altered son of Western Hanover-Numeric Hanover, the seven-year-old was chased home by McKnows (Chris Page) and Betterthanlynx (Corey Callahan).

George Dennis steered False Advertising to a 73-1 success in a Delaware $9,500 4&5-Year-Old pace. The win for the McArdle-Concert Hall gelding was his first of the year and third lifetime. A 56-1 longshot So Unexpected (Allan Davis) was second with White Sportscoat (Ross Wolfenden edging Summons (Chris Page) for third in the tight photo finish.

George Dennis had three wins, Bret Brittingham, Corey Callahan and Allan Davis collected doubles.

Modern Family heads Wednesday feature trot

Modern Family, second last week, is the one to catch in the $20,000 Open Handicap trot on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at Dover Downs. First post is 4:30 p.m.

After two starts since last Summer, co-owned, trained and driven by Daryl Bier with Charley Dombeck and Rich Pollucci's Modern Family has sharpened up for the 2014 campaign with a third and second and will start this week from post 6, Heading the opposition is Barbara Boese's Awsome Valley, a three-time winner this meet with Tony Morgan driving and Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta Enrico AS reined by Allan Davis have been right there in recent feature trots.

So Striking, driven by Eddie Dennis for E&K Stable and Lois & Earl Walters is a strong closer as is David Miller's Cash On Delivery and Vince Copeland making his first start in a month leaving from the rail. Veteran Green Day, owned by Mary Raymer, driven by Vic Kirby completes the lineup.  .

The rest of the competitive field includes Diane Giuliano's Lovely Vacation, fresh from victory last start leaving from the rail guided by Ron Pierce' fast finishing I'm So Striking and Eddie Dennis, gets a big change in starting position starting from post 3 while Jersey Boy, piloted by Trace Tetrick, drew post 2. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta's steady Enrico AS with Allan Davis and Mary Raymer's $1-million winning veteran Green Day, teamed with Vic Kirby complete the lineup.

Diane Giuliano's Lovely Vacation (Ron Pierce) drops down from Open company in the $15,500 Winners-Over trot sub feature. Walt Callam's Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) is enjoying start this year. Major Herby (Corey Callahan) must overcome starting from post 8. Tina Clark and Joe Clark's Baximum (Daryl Bier) should be a factor, Jersey Boy (Corey Callahan), owned by Dawn Gannon, Yannick Gingras and Dom Costanzo drew post 1.Benbar Stables' Cadillac Cruiser was a strong second last start and Jim King and Tim Tetrick's Powerful Charger (Trace Tetrick) completes the field.

by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs

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