Tessa Seelster made her first Dover Downs appearance a winning one in Tuesday’s $20,000 Mares Open Handicap pace for driver Yannick Gingras, who had a quartet of winners on the card.
The five-year-old Shadow Play-Titania Seelster brown mare made her local debut an impressive one turning back six foes in 1:51.2 in the week’s top female pace.
Gingras had to hold off a strong two-horse challenge in deep stretch to beat Mischief Maker N (Ross Wolfenden) and Sweet Bobbie (Art Stafford, Jr.) in the photo.
Tessa Seelster is owned by Jonathan Newman, Weaver Bruscemi and Burke Racing Stable and won for the 19th time in her career. She has banked $444,644 in her career.
(Standardbred Canada with files from Dover Downs)