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Sicily Splashes To 1:49 Win

Published: March 1, 2018 9:38 pm ET

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After three straight seconds, four in his last five and five of his last seven starts, Sicily broke out of ‘seconditis’ with a 1:49 victory in Thursday’s $30,000 Preferred Pace on at Dover Downs.

Montrell Teague was in the bike behind Sicily who cut out the opening panel of :26.2 before Major Uptrend took over with Tony Morgan driving. Sicily came out as the fast field of seven entered the stretch with Sicily getting up for his third sub-150 win of the meet. Major Uptrend finished second with Soto (Art Stafford Jr.) the show finisher.

Wayne Givens conditions the Art Major-Capri Hanover gelding for Reggie Hazzard and Legacy Racing Of Delaware. He now has won $39,750 this season and $396,917 with 19 lifetime wins.

JoAnn Looney-King’s Little Ben enjoyed a front-end journey with Tim Tetrick piloting to win the $25,000 Open pace with a 1:53.2 for his fifth triumph in his last seven races. Little Ben returned to the winner’s circle after a second and fifth in his previous two efforts. Something Said (Jonathan Roberts) was second in front of Silver Fox J (Mike Cole).

Air Strike made it three wins in-a-row chalking up victory in an $18,000 Winners pace with Vic Kirby guiding the winner for Ted Gewertz and Val Dor Farms. Joe Holloway trains the Always A Virgin-My Best Girl gelding.

(With files from Dover Downs)

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