Day At The Track

Nose triumph for Moments of Joy

01:29 PM 04 Feb 2021 NZDT
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Moments Of Joy (on the inside) holds off Edge of Eternity by a nose
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Dover, DE Moment’s of Joy turned misfortune into fortune and found the winner’s circle in capturing the Mares Select Pace at Dover Downs Wednesday.

Last week a knee boot slipped and forced her into an equipment break.  This week, it was a perfect journey by harness racing driver Victor Kirby, which proved the difference between victory and defeat.

Moments of Joy and Edge of Eternity left alertly and established early race positioning at the quarter pole.  Andrew McCarthy eased Edge Of Eternity back to the front before blistering the opening quarter in 27 flat. The half was reached in  55.4.

Anytime N pulled first over past the five eighths, but offered only mild pressure. Edge Of Eternity continued on the lead.and reached the three quarters in 1:23.2

Moments of Joy continued to stalk the leader from pocket position.

In the stretch, Victor Kirby was able to maneuver into the passing lane and edged out Edge of Eternity for the victory. Moments of Joy won by a nose in 1:51.2 as the lukewarm 9/5 race favorite.

 

Moments Of Joy (Western Terror) is owned and trained by Bryan Truitt.  

Edge Of Eternity finished a hard fought second for trainer Chuck Crissman Jr. Andrew McCarthy drove for Corey Callahan, who injured his back earlier in the week.  Anytime N finished third for trainer Josh Green and driver Dexter Dunn.

On Thursday night, Dover Downs will offer a $10,000 guaranteed Pick 5 wager with a fifty cent minimum.  The takeout is 15%.  The wager will begin on the 9th race of the betting card.  Post Time is 4:30 at Dover Downs.

by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs
 
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