Ontario-Sired, Moonlight Cocktail, A Hit At Dover

Go Byem recorded his first win in the New Year besting seven foes in 1:53.2 while Moonlight Cocktail won her fourth straight in the Wednesday, Feb. 1 feature trots at Dover Downs.

In the $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners Over Trot, Jim Morand pulled Go Byem out of third in mid-backstretch and quickly challenged leader Celebrity Pegasus after the three-quarters when Celebrity Pegasus, last week’s winner, suddenly made a misstep. Go Byem dashed home, holding off runner-up Earls Speeder (Corey Callahan) and the fast-finishing Royal Becca J (Jack Parker Jr.). Go Byem is owned by Delbert Cain and Nanticoke Racing. Usually well-backed at Dover where in his six previous starts, the Impel Hanover-Go Sassy Go gelding had one win, a second, two thirds and a fourth.

Moonlight Cocktail was a big hit song of the World War II days. Today, Moonlight Cocktail is a big hit at Dover, posting her fourth consecutive win in the $13,500 4&5-Year-Old second-feature trot. Again, Tony Morgan bided his time as Streamsong led the nine-horse field into the final turn. The Kadabra-Angostura four-year-old sped past rivals to quickly take the lead and breeze to a 1:54.3 lifetime mark for trainer Linda Toscano and owners Richard Gutnick and TLP Stables. Marleys Guy (Vic Kirby) came on late to take second in front of Myclaimtovictory (Kim Vincent).

Bushwacker and Clear Vision lead eight in the $30,000 Preferred Pace while Remember Me VK looks for a second straight win in the $27,500 Delaware Special in the big Thursday Dover program.

(Standardbred Canada with files from Dover Downs)

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