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Callahan wins five at Dover
Thursday, February 08, 2018 - by Marv Bachrad, Publicity Director, Dover Downs

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Dover, DE --- Defending driving champion Corey Callahan won five races including the $27,500 Preferred/ Open/Handicap feature in 1:50.1 on a longshot-filled Thursday (Feb. 8) at Dover Downs.

In a pulverizing stretch finish 15-1 Super Imposed N stepped up in class and beat home fast-closing Sicily (Montrell Teague) with Cajon Lightning (Art Stafford Jr.) and Missile J (Tim Tetrick), the race favorite, right there in the photo. Missle J had battled Something Said  (Jonathan Roberts) from the three-quarters until finally taking the lead on the final turn. The win by the Jereme’s Jet-Madam Superior gelding was the fifth for Callahan. It was the first of two for owner-trainer Mike Hall and partner David Hamm.

Highalator, off at 10-1, also finished strongly for Roger Plante Jr. drawing off for a 1:52.1 conquest in an $18,000 4-year-old Open/Handicap. Trainer Jenny Bier and Joann Dombeck own the son of Somebeachsomewhere-Higher And Higher, who won for the first time this season and 13th time in his career. Allwillworkout (Callahan) was runner-up with Down On Mainstreet (Stafford Jr.) third. 

Major Uptrend won the fastest race on the card in 1:49.1 with Tony Morgan handling the reins for trainer Tim Crissman and owners Crissman and Niss Allen Inc. The Somebeachsomewhere-Tricky Tooshie gelding won his first of 2018 and 39th lifetime building his earnings to 455,833. Sweet Rock (Vic Kirby) was a strong second. Moonliteonthebeach (Allan Davis) was the show horse.

Howard Taylor and Rich Lombardo’s Dialamara won the first of two $25,000-$30,000-$35,000 claiming paces with Tetrick at the controls. Ideal Fashion (Morgan) was second with Hi Sir (Russell Foster) third. Josh Green conditions the Lis Mara-Ladysai gelding.

Captive Audience, who started from the rail, came along the passing lane to get up in 1:50.1 to win the other high claiming division. Mike Cole drove the Art Major-Captiva Island 8-year-old to his initial win of the year, his 18th lifetime with earnings of $779,523. Whirl Monroe (Kirby) was a close second with Reggiano (Morgan) third and was claimed.

Callahan had five winners, Morgan and trainer Tim Crissman had three.

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