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Jeremys Successor Wins; Five For Callahan

Published: January 24, 2011 9:28 pm ET

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Jeremys Successor held off a late charge from Harlingen Hanover and Solano to win the $35,000 Preferred Handicap Pace on Monday, Jan. 24 at Dover Downs while meet leading driver Corey Callahan drove five winners.

Sean Bier took Jeremys Successor into the lead at the start and set all the winning fractions speeding home in :28.1 to hold off a trio of closers, Harlingen Hanover (Roger Plante), Solano (Ron Pierce) and Three Of Spades (Jon Roberts) at the finish line in 1:51.2 to win the week’s top pacing event. Andrea Hill owns the Crissy Crissman-trained Mach Three-Gentle Audrey gelding, now a winner of $563,715 lifetime.

Corey Callahan rang up his third of five winners on the card driving Joe Colosi’ Funny Deacon to a 1:51.4 victory in the $26,000 Open Pace. Transcending (Matt Kakaley) closed to within a neck of the winner for second. Early leader Southwind Lynx (Montrell Teague) was the show horse.

Next Callahan drove Hoorayforthegray to win a three-horse photo in 1:53.2 in an $18,000 4&5-Year-Old pace. Owned by Housewives of Delaware, a group of around two dozen women, the grey Village Jolt-Bound For Glory gelding trained by Dylan Davis bested Lockloadnexplode (Matt Kakaley) by a head with Straighttalkenxpress (Tim Tetrick) another nose back in third.

In an $18,000 Male pace, Ed Gannon Jr.’s Artists Rally scored his second straight victory annexing a 1:53.1 clocking with Matt Kakaley in the bike. The Real Artist-Spunky Gal gelding held off race-favourite Mega Hall (Bret Brittingham) by a neck with Life Up Front (Art Stafford Jr.) third.

Astounding Hanover and Tim Tetrick took the lead and out-distanced seven rivals in 1:53 to win an $18,000 Winners Over Pace for Joe Johnson and co-owner Jim King. Devils Ivy (Eric Goodell) came on strongly for second. McCabe Hall (Brad Hanners) was the show finisher.

The red hot combo of trainer Eli Scott and driver Tim Curtin came through for a 1:54 decision in an $18,000 4&5-Year-Old pace with Greg Simendinger’s Here Comes Brandon, a winner for the second time in three starts and third time this meet. Flippin Out (Jim Morand) was runner-up. Never Going Away (Tony Morgan) finished third.

Ron Pierce, who drove two winners, sent 17-1 Sharky Osborne three-wide around the final turn then caught Midnight Train (Tim Tetrick) nearing the finish line for a 1:54.3 victory in a $15,500 Male pace. A 10-year-old by Cams Card Shark-Shady Past, Sharky Osborne in a former Dover Downs Horse of the Meet. Now owned by Art Brewer, the gelding has now won 49 of his 188 races. Chilli NZ (Sean Bier) was an early leader and came back for third.

(Dover Downs)

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