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Nat A Virgin pulls 19-1 upset in Mares Open at Dover
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - by Marv Bachrad, publicity director, Dover Downs

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Dover, DE --- Corey Callahan pulled Nat A Virgin three-wide on the final turn and zipped past battling leaders Divas Image (Tim Tetrick) and Enhance our Mind (Vic Kirby) to score a 1:51 victory in the $25,000 Mares Open pace on a chilly Wednesday, Dec. 13 at Dover Downs.

 

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Corey Callahan went past battling leaders to score a 1:51 victory in the $25,000 Mares Open pace on a chilly Wednesday, Dec. 13 at Dover Downs. 

Divas Image, in her first start at the track, took the early lead then fought off challengers on the backstretch with the field fanning out in the lane. There was plenty of action in the stretch with the Dylan Davis trained Nat A Virgin, a19-1 shot, exploding on the outside reaching the wire in 1:51. Enhance Your Mind took the inside track to finish second in front of Divas Image. Empress Deo (Ross Wolfenden), who had won two straight, was third, her first non-1-2 finish in her last seven starts.

 

Nat A Virgin, a five-year-old  Always A Virgin-Nat-A-Tat-Tat,  notched her sixth win in her 31st outing this year while earning $85,300 for owner  Mike Casalino Jr.

 

A highly competitive Thursday card is headed by a $25,000 Open Handicap. Both of last week’s winners who finished in a dead-heat for win, Sicily and Cajon Lightning, are back facing newcomers Vapour N and Moonliteonthebeach in a strong eight horse feature.

 

Frank Milby, Vic Kirby, Corey Callahan and trainer Dylan Davis had doubles.

 

Dover Downs now features a 50 cent Pick-5 wager starting with the second race through the sixth. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races.

 

Dover Downs races four days a week, Monday through Thursday with post time at 4:30 p.m.


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