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Racing Roundup: Hasty Western wins Dover feature at 18-1
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - by harness publicists across North America

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Tuesday's (Feb. 4) edition of Racing Roundup features results stories from Dover Downs and The Meadows.

Hasty Western wins Dover feature

Dover, DE---Hasty Western closed strongly along the passing lane to upset favorite Lord Terror in the final strides to win the $20,000 Male Claiming Allowance on Tuesday (Feb. 4) at Dover Downs. 

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Hasty Western got up in the final strides over Lord Terror.

Overlooked at 12-1, Allan Davis piloted Hasty Western to his first win of the New Year, a 1:52.2 decision catch Lord Terror in the final strides. The win is Allan Davis’ 996th. Mark Givens and Legacy Racing own the Western Hanover-Up Front Sassy gelding who won for the 18th time in his career and now has banked $183,657 lifetime. Lord Terror (Vic Kirby) was followed by Raritan Bay (Bret Brittingham).

One race later, owner-trainer Bobby Glassmeyer’s Dry Gulch, reined by Jonathan Roberts, notched his third win in his last four outings, negotiating a front-end, 1:52.3 score in a $15,000 Male Claiming Allowance. An altered son of Western Hanover-Numeric Hanover, the 7-year-old was chased home by McKnows (Chris Page) and Betterthanlynx (Corey Callahan).

In a driving finish, George Dennis steered False Advertising to a 73-1 success in a Delaware $9,500 4&5-Year-Old pace. The win for the McArdle-Concert Hall gelding was his first of the year and third lifetime. A 55-1 longshot So Unexpected (Allan Davis) was second with White Sportscoat (Ross Wolfenden) edging Summons (Chris Page) for third in the tight photo finish.    
George Dennis had three wins, Bret Brittingham, Corey Callahan and Allan Davis collected doubles.

Modern Family, Awsome Valley and I’m So Striking drew outside posts in the $20,000 Open trot, the Wednesday feature race.

--Marv Bachrad

TSM Photo Bugger unleashed his first-over bid before the three-quarters and wore down the leader to capture Tuesday’s  $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Run And Tell Pap was unchallenged on the front until Mike Wilder turned TSM Photo Bugger loose. The 7-year-old SJ’s Photo-Rewarding Wink gelding scored in 1:56 on a sloppy surface, three-quarter of a length better than Run And Tell Pap. Austin’s Jon Jon finished third. Jan Fread trains TSM Photo Bugger, who now boasts $384,868 in career earnings, for owner/breeder Ted Tomson. Tony Hall and Wilder each drove three winners on the 15-race card.

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