Dover, DE --- Stolen Car got up in deep stretch to win the $35,000 Preferred/Handicap pace in 1:50.4 while Woodstock Hanover came from far back and to win the sub-features on a windy Thursday (Feb. 21) at Dover Downs.
Fotowon photo Stolen Car won the top pace at Dover Downs on Thursday in 1:50.4, equaling his lifetime mark.
Ken Tucci’s Woodstock Hanover, trained by Aaron Lambert, closed with a rush to win the $23,000 Open Handicap to catch Im Fulla Luck N (Corey Callahan) with a 1:51.3 performance. The win was the fourth of the day for Ross Wolfenden. Paco Labrook (Brad Hanners) was the show finisher.
In a $16,500 4&5-Year-Old pace, Shopping With Art made it eight wins in a row disposing of eight rivals in a wire-to-wire 1:51.3 conquest. A late 2012 acquisition by trainer-driver Daryl Bier, the Art Major-Precious Shopper gelding pulled away from the opposition at the three quarters and waltzed home in :27.4 to equal his lifetime best. The even-money favorite won for the sixth time this year, eight-times in only 12 starts with two seconds and a third. The 5-year-old has now won $40,800 this year and $68,269 in his brief career. Perma Grin (Ross Wolfenden) was second best. Silent Partner (Tony Morgan) was a far back third.
In $16,000 paces, Keith Murray and trainer Jason Skinner’s Atomic Bliss and North America’s leading dash-win driver Corey Callahan, registered a 1:52.1 triumph in a 4&5-Year-Old pace. Allstar Preview (George Dennis) was runner-up. Back To The West (Eric Carlson) was third.
Arty Foster’s Eagle All dashed home fastest in one of two $16,000 Male Winners-Over paces to give Eric Carlson his second winning drive in 1:52. Southwestern Dream (Daryl Bier) led from the start and finished second in front of Polaris N (Vic Kirby).
Wee Brother N, owned and trained by Peter Tritton, won the other $16,000 division with a 1:52 mile handled by Ross Wolfenden. A New Zealand-bred gelding by Elsu-Wee Sister, the 7-year-old won his second straight holding off a strong stretch drive from Samandar (Eric Carlson). Brave Alex Semalu (Brad Hanners) was third.
Corey Callahan piloted Smooth Transition to his second consecutive victory for Polansky, the Somones and trainer Dave McCaffrey, a 1:52.2 career best in a $15,000 Male 4&5-Year-Old pace. Six Roses (Tony Morgan) was next with Evergreen Power (Allan Davis) the third finisher
Owner, trainer, driver Daryl Bier’s third win came escorting One More Miracle to a front-pacing 1:53.1 score in a $15,000 4&5-Year-Old contest. Bettoriffic (Roger Plante) and Bettor’s Arena (Tony Morgan) were second and third respectively.
There is no live racing on Friday. The next-to-last Saturday afternoon racing program begins at 1 p.m. on Feb. 23.