Miami made his first race at Dover Downs a winning one as Vic Kirby bested eight other three-year-olds in Monday’s feature trot.
Racing for owner Frank Canzone and trainer Ed Gannon, the Muscle Hill-Arlanda Hanover colt scored his fifth win in 14 career starts holding off Splashed (Jonathan Roberts) and Euro Gap (Russell Foster) in a 1:53.4 lifetime best mile. Miami now has won $43,994 in this his sophomore season.
Tony Morgan, who now has driven 15,976 winners in is illustrious career rang up a double including a 1:51.2 triumph, behind Gene Ewing’s Star Messenger, in the $11,000 top pace on the 13-race program. After taking the lead from Mustang Art (Kirby), Star Messenger led the rest of the way securing his eighth win of the year. He has won $75,125 in 35 starts. Mustang Art was followed by Emeritus Maximus (Foster) third.
Another newcomer to the track Myell’s Myells Rockstr, a recent claim by Arty Foster, reduced his lifetime record to 1:52.1 when Russell Foster guided e four-yea-old World Of Rocknroll-Myell gelding to his second win of the campaign winning the $17,500 Claiming pace. Mister Virgin (Morgan) was second. Stone Fire Hanover (Ross Wolfenden) was the show horses.
Russell Foster continues his driving success with two wins, his uncle Eric Foster and grandfather owner Arty Foster also had a double. Tony Morgan and Vic Kirby made the winners circle twice.
(With files from Dover Downs)