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Kadealia Wins Seasonal Debut

Published: January 24, 2009 9:39 pm ET

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Breeders Crown champion Kadealia won her first 2009 start in the $14,500 feature trot, one of three wins for driver Jim Morand on Saturday, Jan. 24 at Dover Downs.

Kadealia doesn't get much respect. The 75-1 Breeders Crown winner after a 61-90 victory in the Ontario Sire Stakes Final was second choice in a $14,500 4&5-Year-Old trot to start her fourth year.

Jim Morand got the Kadabra-New Ideal mare into fourth after leaving from Post 9 in the second tier. Morand moved her into the lead at the quarter and it was no contest the rest of a 1:58.4 mile. Race favorite, The Shepard (Ross Wolfenden), took a shot on the backstretch with no success and had to settle for third as Yarborough Hanover (Vince Copeland) closed for second place.

Kadealia, a five-time winner who has banked $552,642 in her career, is trained by George Teague for owner Elmer Fannin of Lincoln, Delaware.

This will be a date to remember for Arty Foster III driving Ace Boo Koo, owned by his grandfather trainer Arty Foster.

The 21-year-old Foster drove the altered son of Keystone Raider to victory in a $25,000 Delaware Claiming Allowance for his first lifetime win in his fifth career drive. The previous three times out, Ace Boo Koo had been burdened with Post 8. This time the pacer left from Post 5. Western Bay (Daryl Bier) was runner-up. Art N Soul (Jon Roberts) finished third.

In a $15,000 Male pace, Commander Turk N, driven by Corey Callahan, led from the start. From the last turn to the finish line, the Lislea-Turks Image gelding held off a determined bid from Wheres Tucker (Roger Plante) until the final strides when Days Desire (Morand) closed along the passing lane to finish second. Wheres Tucker held on for third.

Commander Turk N is owned by John Swart and trainer Nick Callahan and recorded his second straight win.

Keith Jackson's Mismark got up in a stretch drive to win one of two $10,800 4&5-Year-Old Male paces in 1:56.4. Luda (Vic Kirby) took place money. JVs Tank (Callahan) was the show horse.

Dream Job, with Jon Roberts driving for Lynda Long and Bill Mears, scored a 1:58.2 triumph in the other division. DVC Flyingfrenchman (Callahan) was second with Rustys Rouge (Eddie Davis Jr.) third.

(With files from Dover Downs)

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