Tuesday's edition (March 18) of Racing Roundup features results stories from Dover Downs and The Meadows.
I Like My Boss and Evil Fight prep for DSBF with wins
Dover, DE---A pair of 3-year-olds - trotter I Like My Boss and filly pacer Evil Fight - scored impressively on Tuesday (March 18) at Dover Downs.
|I Like My Boss won his 2014 debut in 1:57.4.|
With the start of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund sophomore events beginning Monday, March 24, some of the promising 3-year-olds are tuning up. I Like My Boss, winner of the $100,000 Two-Year-Old Colt Trot Final last Fall showed he was ready.
Jonathan Roberts piloted the Don Boss Vita-Wild One gelding to an easy come-from-behind 1:57.4 victory in his first start of his sophomore season in a $10,000 DSBF-Eligible trot. Bob Shahan trains, co-bred and owns the winner with Jimmy and A.M. Parsons. His perfect racing record is now four wins and $75,000 earnings.
With Tom Deere (Tony Morgan) cutting out the fractions, Briefs Or Boxers (Carlo Poliseno) made a big move to temporarily take the lead after the three quarters, I Like My Boss was moving up and went three-wide entering the lane and quickly took over reaching the finish line in a career-best 1:57.4.
Christina Talley’s impressive 3-year-old filly Evil Fight, in only her second pari-mutuel start, scored her second straight win turning back eight rivals for a 1:55.4 success in a $6,500 3- and 4-Year-Old Filly and Mare pace. Trained by Curtis Daniels, the Western Ideal-Maytime Hall filly was driven by Ross Wolfenden. Surreal Hanover (Roger Plante) was runner-up with Megginspin (Kirby) placed third.
Tony Morgan made the winner’s circle three times. Ross Wolfenden and Trace Tetrick had doubles.
Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m.
Mogul Hanover and Partyatbartsplace each rolled to his third straight victory in Tuesday’s Walter Russell Memorial Pace at The Meadows, setting up a showdown in the championship of the series for 3- and 4-year-old colts, horses and geldings. That final, along with the championship legs of three other current Meadows’ series, is set for Friday, March 28, first post 6:55 p.m. Mogul Hanover spurted to the lead from post 7 for Dave Palone and thwarted the first-over challenge of Fly By Ry to triumph in a career-best 1:53.4. Energy Shakes shot the Lightning Lane for second, 1-3/4 lengths back, with Mattamerican third. Paul Kennedy trains the 4-year-old Somebeachsomewhere-Mary Mattgalane gelding for Doug Ackerman. Partyatbartsplace quarter-poled to the lead for Aaron Merriman and was in command thereafter, downing Dragontattooteen by 3/4 lengths in 1:54. Hickory Little Red rallied for show. Chas Norris conditions Partyatbartsplace, a 4-year-old Party At Artsplace-Miss Major Power gelding, for Thumbs Up Stable. In the $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, TSM Photo Bugger charged through the Lightning Lane to head Tamarind in 1:54.1, equaling his lifetime mark. Mike The Trader completed the ticket. Aaron Merriman drove for trainer Jan Fread and owner/breeder Ted Tomson. With the victory, the 7-year-old SJ’s Photo-Rewarding Wink gelding vaulted over $400,000 in career earnings. Merriman drove four winners on the 15-race card while Palone and Brett Miller each fashioned a triple.