Day At The Track

Awsome Valley closed strongly

03:48 PM 05 Dec 2013 NZDT
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Awsome Valley in lifetime fastest clocking Toby Lynch and Jailhouse Juice
Awsome Valley in lifetime fastest clocking
Toby Lynch took Jailhouse Juice right to the front and was never headed

Dover, Del--- Awsome Valley closed strongly along the passing lane to score a 1:54.2 victory to win the $15,500 Winners-Over trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Dec 4.

Tony Morgan turned Barbara Boese's Awsome Valley loose along the inside to just get up to catch early leader Royal Malinda, driven by Ross Wolfenden, in the final strides for the Valley Victor-Nonnina Ambrosio gelding's ninth win of the season in lifetime fastest clocking. Ryan McInnis conditions the winner of $96,742 this year. Royal Malinda was second in her first local start since arriving from upstate New York. Baximum with Daryl Bier was the show finisher.

Toby Lynch took Jailhouse Juice right to the front and was never headed in a 1:55.3 triumph in the $14,500 sub-feature trot for 3&4-year-olds. Amiga Valley (Montrell Teague) came on fast to take second with Gwally (Vic Kirby) third. Lynch, who trains the Jailhouse Jesse-Win Chip gelding, owns the winner with his son Jason Lynch.

Tony Morgan and Allan Davis had driving triples, Trace Tetrick and Ross Wolfenden won twice. Meet leading trainer Wayne Givens and owner Legacy Racing Of DE and owner-trainer Art Brewer also were two-time winners.

The weekly racing schedule is: Monday through Thursday starts at 4:30 p.m. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m. There is no live harness on Friday and Saturday.

Meet leading driver Corey Callahan had to wait until the last race of the day to keep his streak of wins each day of the meet going at 23. Callahan drove Justherighttouch to a victory by a nose in 1:56. It was his 58th win of the meet.

Thursday at Dover Downs

DOVER, Del---After taking a week off, Nova Artist returns to the $30,000 Preferred/Open Handicap pace this week in a race named “In Support of Anthony Collecta, the driver seriously injured in a racing accident recently and is hospitalized. Horsemen are contributing purse distributions to this cause.

A $15,500 Male pace tops the strong undercard on Thursday, Nov. 21. Post time is 4:30 p.m.

Eddie and Kathy Davis’ Nova Artist has been in rare form since the current meet got underway in early November. With three consecutive victories, the six-year-old is the one-to-beat in this week’s feature pace.  Papa Ray, a recent acquisition by Reg Hazzard and Legacy Racing Of DE, has consecutive feature race wins himself. Ross Wolfenden will drive the four-year-old. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta’s Adventure Bound raced gamely for Ron Pierce finishing second beaten a nose by Nova Artist. Mary Ann Larrimore’s Believe This Bob and Montrell Teague is also in peak form.

Among the newcomers are KDM Stable’s Bullet Speed (Andy Miller) returning from the Meadowlands and Mark Weaver-Mike Bruscemi and Burke Racing’s Hang Ten with Corey Callahan in from Pennsylvania with Corey Callahan in the bike. Not to be overlooked are Its All Good Stable’s Simon’s Artist, piloted by Vic Kirby and Toby Lynch’s speedy Sunshine Superman with Jason Lynch at the controls.

The secondary feature is a $15,000 3,4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over pace. Three of the starters are fresh from victory, Ron Dixon’s Ken Kam (Andy Miller) from post 1, Archie Peel’s Coastal Storm (Jim Morand)  and Middle Aged Crazy (Corey Callahan) racing for O’Toole, McCaffery and the Somones', with a two-win streak. Three other have second-place finishers in their most recent outings; The Wiz Kids Stable’s Golden Gun (George Dennis), Steve Iaquinta and Bill Dittmar’s Jeremes General (Allan Davis) and Arty Foster’s Waltzking Hanover (Trace Tetrick).  

Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. Sunday racing begins at 5:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Fridays and Saturdays.   

Harness and Thoroughbred Simulcasting opens daily at 12 Noon until 12 Midnight at Dover Downs Race and Sports Book in the Colonnade. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs.

Marv Bachrad


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