Jonathan Roberts and Theresademoninme teamed up for a 1:55.1 victory in Tuesday’s $25,000 Open Trot at rainy Dover Downs over a “sloppy” track.
Overlooked at 5-1 after a just-missed second place in last week’s top trot, the six-year-old Kadabra-Tortoni gelding won for the fifth time this season, and fourth time since late September. Theresademoninme beat Murmur Hanover (Vic Kirby) and DWs NY Yank (Corey Callahan) in the feature race. It was the second of three trainer wins for defending champion Dylan Davis who owns the winner with Mike Casalino.
James Moore’s NF Happenstance showed that giving birth to a Sebastian K filly did not deter her trotting ability as in her second start back, she was never headed scoring an impressive 1:56.3 triumph in the sub-feature $12,000 Winners-Over trot for trainer-driver Jack Parker, Jr. The win was her 19th lifetime in 74 starts and boosted her career bankroll to $290,056. Marley’s Guy (Tim Tetrick) sat second the route with Gillie The Kid (Art Stafford, Jr.) third.
In another trot, 23-1 Myclaimtovictory came on strong in the stretch to score a 1:57.4 victory. Barbara Kirby owns the Earl Of Stormont-Valley Mistress gelding trained by Tom Kirby.
Trainer Dylan Davis had three wins, Wayne Givens two; drivers Vic Kirby, Tim Tetrick, Corey Callahan and Jonathan Roberts and owner Mike Casalino had two trips to the winner’s circle each.
Last season’s Horse of the Meet, Enhance Your Mind, leads eight to post in the Wednesday $25,000 Open pace feature.
Thursday is Matron Stakes day for four lucrative two-year-old championships.