Dover, DE --- Modern Family disposed of five rivals en route to a 1:54.1 triumph in the $20,000 Open Handicap Trot over a “good” track on Wednesday (Feb. 5) at Dover Downs.
|Modern Family was a 1:54.1 winner in the $20,000 Open Handicap Trot.|
Daryl Bier guided Modern Family into the lead at the quarter and led throughout the mile, posting his 14th career victory in 39 starts with $283,822 in purses. Bier, Charles Dombeck and Rich Poillucci own the 5-year-old Cantab Hall-Domestic Diva horse.
Allan Davis, driving Enrico AS, closed quickly on the outside to take second while veteran Green Day and Vic Kirby hustled along the passing lane for a close-up third.
Tim Tetrick returned to the racing wars on Wednesday following his recent hip surgery. He had a third and a fourth in his only two starts.
"I was a little rusty, but it won’t take long to get back," he said.
Tim last raced in December before his hip surgery.
A Tetrick won two races, but it was Trace Tetrick, Tim’s brother, who drove the winners, both in races in which Tim drove.
Trace Tetrick’s second winner came in the $15,000 Winners Over Trot behind Jersey Boy, a Yankee Glide-Atlanta Games gelding, who was a 1:56.2 winner. Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) came within a head of the winner to finish second. Baximum (Bier) closed for third. Powerful Charger (Tim Tetrick) was fourth.
Jersey Boy is trained by Ed Gannon for Dom Costanzo, Yannick Gingras and Dawn Gannon. It was his first win of 2014 in four starts.
Corey Callahan won four races while Trace Tetrick and Tony Morgan had doubles.