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Bettorhaveanother Scores At Dover

Published: March 7, 2018 9:14 pm ET

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Bettorhaveanother won her third $25,000 Mares Open in four weeks, scoring a 1:50.3 victory and equaling her best winning time set two weeks ago at Dover Downs on Wednesday (March 7).

Tony Morgan was at the controls behind Bettorhaveanother, sitting while Nerida Franco N (Allan Davis) and Scandalicious (Tim Tetrick) battled through a :26.4 opening panel. Davis took over and maintained the lead until after turning down the lane as Bettorhaveanother, who was racing alongside, took the lead and Nerida Franco N broke stride early in the stretch. From there it was an easy 1:50.3 win for the Bettors Delight-Katie My Girl five-year-old racing for Burke Racing and Weaver Bruscemi. Terror At Night (Mike Cole) hustled up to finish second, with Apple Bottom Jeans (Vic Kirby) third in her first start since last July.

Bettorhaveanother now has four wins in seven races this year with two seconds, earning $55,375 this year. It was her 25th lifetime win, and she has banked $314,702.

Jeff Clark’s Shes A Billionair added 50 percent of a $14,500 mares purse to her account—now at $119,463—after Mike Cole steered her to a 1:55 victory, overtaking Miss Profitability (Corey Callahan) late in the stretch. It was the first win of 2018 for the Artiscape-Shes Game four-year-old. Skats Outa The Bag (Bret Brittingham) was the show finisher.

In another $14,500 distaff event, Vic Kirby got up with Shesarocker in 1:53.3 for Mike Hill, owner of the Rock N Roll Heaven-Shesa Bragn Dragon four-year-old. Berazzled (Callahan) came on to finish second with Moments Of Joy (Ross Wolfenden) third.

In a $12,000 mares winners-over pace, Hold It Hanover went a big trip for Eddie Davis Jr., getting to the front and keeping the lead in the lane for a 1:52.2 triumph for Claim To Fame. Mike Hall trains the Somebeachsomewhere-Hana Hanover mare who won her her four-year-old seasonal debut.

Vince Copeland closed out the card guiding Goin Again, a five-year-old Dragon Again-Aint Goin Back mare to her third win this meet, a 1:54.3 decision in a $12,500 mares pace. Unreal (Allan Davis) was next with St Helena (Kirby) the show horse.

Sicily, Major Uptrend, Soto Lead Thursday Feature

The top pace of the week pits Sicily against Major Uptrend and Soto in the $30,000 Preferred, which heads a solid Thursday (March 8) card.

Sicily scored his third sub-1:50 victory a week ago, earning a 1:49.2 triumph with Montrell Teague in the bike for trainer Wayne Givens and owners Reggie Hazzard and Legacy Racing. Another multiple 1:50 performer this meet, Niss Allen and Crissman Inc.’s Major Uptrend, driven by Tony Morgan, has post position two in the field of six. Soto, who finished a close third last Thursday, is reined by Art Stafford Jr. for trainer Eric Ell and owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta, and has always raced well at Dover.

John McGill and Brian Carsey’s Missile J, who posted a 1:50 feature win in February, will be in the hands of Tim Tetrick. Super Imposed N (Corey Callahan) has already won in 1:50.1 and 1:50.2 in the last month for owners Mike Hall and Dave Hamm. JoAnn Looney-King’s Little Ben, steered by Victor Kirby, has already won five features this meet and steps up after winning the Open last week.

Post time for Thursday’s 13-race card is 4:30 p.m.

(Dover Downs)

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