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Ibetyoucanwiggle, Pedal Power win $20,000 DSBF prelims
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - by Marv Bachrad, Publicity Director, Dover Downs

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Dover, DE --- Ibetyoucanwiggle caught favorite Go Sandy Go in the final strides in one of two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund first leg 3-year-old filly pace preliminaries while Pedal Power won her division easily on a windy Wednesday (March 14) at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan had a four bagger.

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Following a stretch long battle, Ibetyoucanwiggle reached the finish line first with a nose to spare in 1:57.1.

Montrell Teague moved Ibetyoucanwiggle from the outside into second behind Go Sandy Go (Jason Green) after the start of her DSBF $20,000 prelim and stalked the favorite until coming out on the final turn. Following a stretch long battle, Ibetyoucanwiggle reached the finish line first with a nose to spare in 1:57.1. George Teague Jr. Inc. owns the Mr Wiggles-Betting Machine bay who won for the first time in two starts this year. She has won $64,640 lifetime. Cold N Chilly (Vic Kirby) was third.

In the second $20,000 prelim, trainer Darrell and Leah Lewis’ Pedal Power and Tim Tetrick notched a 1:55.4 decision. It was the first start for the Roddy’s Bags Again-Calico Moon filly who now has never been out of the money in 10 races. She has six wins, three seconds and a third while banking $93,443. Lydia (Ross Wolfenden) was runner-up with Studio Session (Sean Bier) the show finisher.

This and next week, DSBF $20,000 preliminaries are raced Monday through Thursday. After the two legs are completed, the top eight point-getters return for $100,000 finals on meet closing day, Thursday (March 29).

In the $16,000 Mare Winners Over Pace, Sweet Bobbie pulled heading to the clubhouse turn and Art Stafford Jr. raced the Art Major-Odds On Gobye 6-year-old on the outside, moving up to challenge leader Empress Deo (Teague) at the three-quarters and then got up in the closing strides for a 1:53 victory. Gary Ewing owns and trains the winner who won for the second time in 2018. She now has 27 lifetime wins and a $276,378 bankroll. Hold It Hanover (Eddie Davis Jr.) was the third place finisher.

Marion Beachy’s Berazzled won the richest purse event on the card when Corey Callahan steered a 1:52.4 triumph in a $22,000 mares pace. It was the Charley Barley-Razmataz Hanover 4-year-old’s second win this year and Callahan’s fourth winning drive of the day. Goin Again (Vince Copeland) and Roselily (Stafford Jr.) finished second and third, respectively.

Corey Callahan had four winners, while Montrell Teague, trainer Clyde Francis, and breeder/owner George Teague had two wins.

The top race of the week, a $35,000 Preferred Pace, highlights Thursday racing featuring Sicily, Major Uptrend and Soto heading a power packed program.

Live racing is featured Monday through Thursday weekly with a 4:30 p.m. post time. No live racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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