Dover, DE --- Dingys Boy, winner of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Final at Harrington Raceway earlier this year, kicked off the Dover Downs portion of that same series for freshmen by scoring a 2:01.1 triumph in the first preliminary leg for colt and gelding pacers on Wednesday.
Trainer-driver Bryan Truitt drove the Giant Hit--Imp’s Flirt gelding that he owns with Jesse Lewis. Command Flight (Bobby Clark) was second with Cashmere Briefs (Vince Copeland) third. Triple Command was a late scratch.
|Dingy's Boy (4) won the first split|
Dingys Boy has a record of three wins in six starts with two seconds and a third. He has won $67,775 in purses.
In the other $20,000 division, Corey Callahan guided Bella’s Spunkypunk, owned by Stop the Jade Farm, to a 2:02.4 score, his second in four starts. The Super Punk--Nubella gelding overtook the race favorite, Royal Briefing (Art Stafford Jr.), by using the passing lane and getting up in the final stride.
|Dover Downs photos|
|Bella's Spunkypunk, inside, used the passing lane to win|
Solo Command (Jim Morand) finished third.
The second leg of the DSBF for 2-year-old colts and geldings will be raced next Wednesday. The top eight point-getters will race in the $100,000 final on Nov. 28.