Green Day has a winning day at Dover
Dover, DE --- Corey Callahan drove $1.2-million winner Green Day into the lead heading for the three-quarters on the way to a 1:53.3 victory in the $23,000 Open Handicap trot on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Dover Downs.
|Green Day's current win streak was extended to three.|
Now an eight-time winner this year, Green Day has been in the money in 16 of 23 races this season, earning $89,153 in that span.
E L Rock closed behind the winner for Ron Pierce to finish second with last week’s feature winners, Gurf and Allan Davis, coming on to be third.
Matt Kakaley had a triple on Wednesday, Ross Wolfenden drove both ends of the Daily Double and Jim Morand and Matt Kakakely also posted two wins, each.
-- Marv Bachrad
In a familiar scenario with a familiar result, Unefoisdansmavie sat in the pocket behind Victory Is Coming, then brushed by in the Lightning Lane to capture her third straight in Wednesday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. As they have in all three wins in their current streak, Dave Palone and Unefoisdansmavie allowed Victory Is Coming to cut the fractions before pouncing to score in 1:55.3. Action-Broadway rallied for second while the hard-luck Victory Is Coming saved show. Ron Burke trains the 5-year-old daughter of Revenue S-Peace To The World, who now boasts five victories in her last six starts and $217,316 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Jack Piatt III. Palone drove three winners -- all for Burke -- on the 12-race card.
Prairie Big John took honors in Pompano Park’s Open I Trot while Dutchess Seelster tied the track record for aged trotting mares with her win in the Open II Trot on Wednesday night. Prairie Big John escaped with his victory in a three horse photo with a determined lunge at the end of his 1:56 mile for Tom Sells, who was in the bike for co-owners (and trainer) Mike Deters, Laurie Poulin and Fred Morosini. I’ll Tell You What, who made a miscue at the start and spotted the field several lengths, regained his composure, made a first over bid on the backside and even stuck his nose in front late, but his attempt for a miraculous winning comeback fell short by a nostril for driver Dave Ingraham. Sells said, “The horse felt good so I let him roll a little early. He is a grinder but, since I used him a little, I decided to stay in a bit longer. I was still a couple of lengths away in the lane but he responded when I asked and he just did get there.” Dutchess Seelster was sent to the front by Wally Hennessey and despite a stinging opening panel of :26.4 the 6-year-old mare had something left at the end of the mile to score in 1:54.2, tying the track record for mares first set by Peace Corps in 1990 and equaled by Three Little Words in 2006.
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Algebra continued her late season roll on Wednesday as the pacing mare prevailed on the front end in the evening’s $5,000 claiming pace. The Conor Flynn trainee had won back-to-back starts before drawing away by open lengths on Dec. 1 when destined, it seemed, for her third straight victory for owner Barbara Bongiorno. The mare pulled up in the stretch and did not finish. That wouldn’t stop the 7-year-old mare for long though. After winning a qualifier last week, Algebra (Allamerican Ingot) came right back to win on Wednesday, wiring her rivals to prevail in 1:58 on a chilly night at the Spa. It was the fifth score of the season for Algebra, who is getting hot just as the weather is getting cold. Joe Bongiorno piloted her to victory in the $5,030 event.