Wednesday’s (Dec. 11) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Dover Downs, Northfield Park and Saratoga Casino and Raceway.
Jersey Boy wins $20,000 Open Trot at Dover
Dover, DE --- Jersey Boy, a 7-1 shot from the rail, scored a decisive 1:54.3 victory in the $20,000 Open Handicap Trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan added five more wins to his total, which is now at 70.
|Jersey Boy was a 1:54.3 winner for driver Trace Tetrick.|
Trace Tetrick took Jersey Boy to the outside and moved up to challenge leader Can Do with Vic Kirby after the half-mile. They raced side-by-side until just past the three-quarters when Jersey Boy raced into the lead and opened up.
The Yankee Glide-Atlanta Games 4-year-old gelding led the rest of the 1:54.3 mile to score his seventh win of the season for trainer Ed Gannon and owners Dom Costanzo, Dawn Gannon and Yannick Gingras. He has won $68,745 this year. Baximum and Daryl Bier came belatedly from far back to edge Cash On Delivery and Vince Copeland for second-place honors.
Earlier red-hot driver Corey Callahan moved Musclelaneous with authority into the lead on the backstretch and pulled away from his opposition for a 1:55.4 success in a $12,000 conditioned trot. Nick Callahan conditions the 5-year-old son of Muscles Yankee-Spendthrift who is owned by Bonucelli Racing and the Callahans. I’m So Striking (Eddie Dennis) closed strongly for second in front of Justherighttouch (George Dennis).
In addition to Callahan’s five bagger, Ross Wolfenden had three wins, trainers Dylan Davis and Nick Callahan haltered three winners each and driver Trace Tetrick won two races.
-- Marv Bachrad
Southbound paced home for his third straight win Wednesday in Northfield Park’s 11th race. The 4-year-old is owned by Jeffrey Hays and trained by Brett Landis. Keith Kash, Jr. was the winning driver. Southbound started from post four and was fourth through an initial quarter of :28.3. Kash brushed the gelding to the lead in the second quarter and they never looked back, setting fractions of :58.2, 1:28 and 1:57.4. Southbound posted a four length margin of victory over his closest competitor, Kilo Shark (Josh Sutton). Wednesday’s triumph was the eighth career success for Southbound (Southsider-No Trouble) and increased his lifetime earnings to $28,694. He was heavily favored and returned $3.00 to win.
Saratoga Casino and Raceway
F Twenty Two (Jereme's Jet) posted an impressive 1:54.3 victory on a cold night in Saratoga while scoring by open lengths in the evening’s $5,885 featured race. Brian Cross piloted F Twenty Two for trainer Geoff Howles and moved his record to three-for-three in the conditioned-claimer for horses with a $15,000 claiming tag attached. F Twenty Two was by far the fastest winner of the evening and cruised to the win over Harmony Oaks Ruler (Bruce Aldrich, Jr.) who was the runner-up and Gibson Blue Chip (Jay Randall) who earned the show spot for the 12th time this year.