Modern Family turns back his elders at Dover
Dover, DE --- Modern Family, the youngest trotter in the feature at four, stepped right up to $23,000 Open Handicap ranks and scored a 1:54.2 victory on a rain-changing-to-snow-shower program at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
|Modern Family stepped up and won in Dover's top overnight trot|
Daryl Bier, who co-owns Modern Family with Charley Dombeck and Rich Pollucci, raced outside the track record-holing older trotter He’s Spooky and Eric Carlson from mid backstretch.
Modern Family finally collared the leader nearing the finish line for his second-straight win of 2013. Though the son of Cantab Hall--Domestic Diva raced unplaced in the Breeders Crown and Matron Stakes, Modern Family showed his class by winning for the sixth time in his career while banking $85,772. Green Day led early for Corey Callahan and held on to finish third.
Sent off a longish 10-1 from post eight, Marty’s Charm grabbed the early lead and never let another horse get close in capturing Wednesday’s $22,500 winners-over $10,000 life/Preferred Handicap pace at The Meadows. With Randy Tharps able to give Marty’s Charm a :30 second-quarter breather, the 9-year-old Aces N’ Sevens--Bets Mae gelding glided over the sloppy surface and scored in 1:54.2, finishing 1-3/4 lengths better than Risk Management. Southern Allie, the 1-1 favorite, finished third. Paul Corey trains Marty’s Charm, who extended his career bankroll to $446,327, for Martha and Gerald Baluck. Tony Hall and Dave Palone each drove three winners on the 14-race card, while Greg Grismore and trainer Doug Hinklin teamed for three victories.