Trotters To Tussle In Dover Stakes
Three divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund preliminaries - two featuring fillies and one for colts - plus a $25,000 Filly and Mares Open pace top the Wednesday, Nov. 15 program at Dover Downs.
In an all-DSBF filly Daily Double line-up, Serendipity Stable’s Star Sapphire, driven by Russ Foster, and Deja Vu Blue and Ross Wolfenden, owned by Howard Taylor, Tom Lazzaro, Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis, renew their rivalry in the first race while Vandalous and Corey Callahan racing for BCJM, Fuquay-Varina, Cinbrew Ent and Chambers Racing, takes on Alpine Chic, owned by driver Allan Davis, Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing and Callam, and LeBlanc racing’s Uptown Spunk, reined by Roger Plante.
A field of eight vie in the $20,000 DSBF Colts and Gelding Trot. Bosston Cruiser, winner of last month’s Harrington $100,000 final, puts a four-race win streak on the line. The Bobby Glassmeyer-bred, owned and trained gelding leaves from post 8 with Jonathan Roberts in the bike. Bobby Myers’ Brother Kenny (Tim Tetrick) and Sky Marshal owned by trainer-driver Carlo Poliseno and Jane Dunavant, who were second and third, are among race contenders.
The top eight point-getters after two prelim legs of their events make the $100,000 DSBF Final on Nov. 30. The four lucrative Delaware events will be part of the $300,000 (est.) Hap Hansen Progress Pace all-star card
The $25,000 Mares Open pace includes Brian Truitt’s Enhance Your Mind (Vic Kirby), winner of last season’s Horse of the Meet award presented by the U.S. Harness Writers Association’ s Delaware Valley chapter.
In her seasonal debut last week, she closed from last to finish third beaten only a half-length. That race was won by Brian Malone’s Hostess Lisa (Tony Morgan). Terror At Night (Allan Davis), racing for Ed Maas, Arlene Paisley and Nanticoke Racing finished second in the photo.
JoAnn Looney King’s Purrfect Bags (Tim Tetrick), a former Delaware champion, Mike Casalino’s Nat A Virgin (Corey Callahan) and Meanwhile the Mike Hall leased St Kitts (Jonathan Roberts), complete the fast field.
The Thursday card features all four sophomore Matron Stakes events and a $30,000 Preferred Pace head a top card.
(With files from Dover Downs)