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Fast Times At Dover Downs

Published: February 2, 2018 9:45 am ET

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Missile J was never headed in a 1:50 conquest in the Thursday (Feb. 1) $25,000 headliner at Dover Downs. Sometimes Said was even faster, scoring a scintillating 1:49.3 victory to keep his lengthy win streak alive. Corey Callahan drove a quadruple of winners.

Missile J and driver Tim Tetrick took no prisoners in the featured race, taking the lead in :26.3 at the start on the way to an 18th lifetime victory and second in a row. Scott DiDomenico conditions the American Ideal-Cantors Daughter gelding for John McGill and Brian Carsey. It was Missile J’s third start in 2018 and second win. Cajon Lightning, with Russell Foster in the bike for the first time, sat second the entire mile. Hypothetical (Tony Morgan), winner of last week’s Four-Year-Old Open, finished third. The event marked the end of a four-race win streak for Little Ben.

Back in mid-December, Bobby Glassmeyer picked Sometimes Said, who had a two-race win streak, out of a $12,500 claimer. Since the Well Said-Lady Sometimes gelding step up to win a pair of $25,000 claimers and two $13,000 winners-over paces, including this week’s edition with Jonathan Roberts piloting his sixth win in a row in 1:49.3, good for a new lifetime mark. It was his 15th career win and rises his lifetime earnings to $558,265. Machamillion N (Foster) was second in front of Gerries Sport (Tetrick), third.

In the sub-feature, Corey Callahan completed the program guiding Cash Is King, trained by his dad Nick Callahan, to a second straight win in 1:52.2 in a $16,000 pace. L. W. Hood, Bunuccelli, and Breakaway Racing own the Rocknroll Hanover-Showherthemoney gelding.

George & Tina Dennis Racing’s Northwest Yankee started in the second tier before recording a 1:51.4 decision for Mike Cole in a $14,500 test. The win was the first of the new year for the four-year-old Yankee Cruiser-Northwest Hanover gelding. Big Bad Mike (Callahan) was the runner-up; Ponderingjacksfame (Ross Wolfenden) was third.

In another $14,500 division Hail To The Master closed with a rush at 11-1 for Kim Vincent to register a 1:52.1 success for owner-trainer Dorothy Ann Conner. The Delaware-bred altered son of Rustler Hanover and Morepowertoya gained a new lifetime record with the win. Goin Down Rockin (Allan Davis) and front-pacing Manceiver (Sean Bier) were second and third respectively.

Jet Airway overcame the outside post to win the $25,000-$30,000 claiming handicap in 1:50.4, giving Callahan another of his four victories. Mike Casalino and Dylan Davis own the Jeremes Jet-Aromatic seven-year-old. Reggiano (Morgan) finished second with Whirl Monroe (Vic Kirby) third.

(Dover Downs)

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