Dover, DE --- Adventure Bound won the $30,000 Preferred/Open Handicap Pace in 1:49.2, the fastest mile on the Thursday (Dec. 5) card at Dover Downs. The day’s feature race was named “In support of Anthony Coletta,” the driver involved in a Harrah's Philadelphia racing accident three weeks ago.
|Adventure Bound was a 1:49.2 winner in the Dover feature.|
Ron Pierce barreled away from post six to take the lead with Adventure Bound and then fought off several challengers before reaching the winner’s circle in a lifetime fastest 1:49.2. It was his second win in his last four outings; the preceding two were seconds by a nose.
Race favorite Nova Artist closed strongly for Allan Davis after being locked in until the passing lane and was second. Sunshine Superman and Jason Lynch picked up third money.
Following the race, the Dover Downs horsemen came to the winner’s circle to salute Anthony Coletta. A banner will be sent to Coletta at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where the horseman is a patient.
Rage N Ryan, driven by track leading driver Corey Callahan, chalked up a personal best 1:50.3 success in a $17,500 3- and 4-year-old Open Pace. Mark Weaver, Mike Bruscemi and Burke Racing own the 4-year-old altered son of Allamerican Native-Southwind Wesley. Lindwood Player (Trace Tetrick) was a close-up second with Framed Art (Art Stafford, Jr.) the show horse.
JLRL’s Rock On Moe got up in 1:50.4, one of Allan Davis’ four wins, to take the $15,500 male Winners Over Pace. The Rocknroll Hanover-Armbro Maureen gelding was followed by Feel Like A Fool (George Dennis). Beavercreek Artist (Ron Pierce) was third.
Jeremes General gave Allan Davis another win in another $15,000 male Winners Over Pace. It also marked a double for trainer Eric Ell and owners Steve Iaquinta and Bill Dittmar. Bret McFarvelous (Montrell Teague) and SB Mikes Hot Beach (Mike Rossi) were second and third, repectively.
Allan Davis had a four win "grand slam" while two drivers -- Ron Pierce and Corey Callahan -- had triples. Sean Bier had a double as did trainers Eric Ell and Wayne Givens and owners Legacy Racing of DE, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta.