Broadies Song became the season’s fastest gelding on a five-eighths mile oval, while Mainland Key N won a second Preferred in two weeks to highlight the weekly $30,000 features on Monday, Jan. 30, at Dover Downs.
David Miller made good use of starting from the inside with Broadies Song, taking the lead after the quarter. Broadies Song fought off Cams Art and Ron Pierce on the final turn to roll away in the stretch for a 1:50 triumph, the fastest for an older gelding pacer thus far this season.
A recent acquisition by Dorothy Parker, Chasing Paper and trainer Josh Green, Broadies Son is a 5-year-old son of Camluck. Highbeam Rusty N, with Matt Kakaley, nipped Cams Art for second-place money.
Mainland Key N won the $30,000 Preferred-Open for the second time in three weeks as Tim Tetrick steered him to a 1:51.4 victory for trainer Peter Tritton and owner Harry von Knoblauch. Dirty Devil and Matt Kakaley finished second, in front of Jeremy’s Successor and Sean Bier.
Wholly Louy, the first of two Josh Green conditioned and co-owned winners, took the $16,500 winners-over pace for males with a 1:51.3 clocking. Tony Morgan was in the bike, notching his 13,991st career victory. Scott Dillon and Kieth Pippi are the other co-owners. Winsmith Art (John Wagner) had the lead at the top of the stretch, but had to settle for second.
There were three $16,000 events for 4- and 5-year-old pacers. In one, owner-trainer Bobby Glassmeyer’s Braden won for the seventh consecutive time, overpowering seven rivals to equal his career fastest performance, a 1:52 mile. Rusty Skipp (Brad Hanners) was second best with The Pan Flaming (Matt Kakaley) third.
An 8-1 shot, Pointed Victory got up in 1:53.1 to win another $16,000 pace for younger horses. Joe Colosi is owner and Joe Hundertpfund, the winning trainer, returned after a short respite due to hospitalization.
Lou’s Bad Yankee returned to the winner’s circle to give meet-leading driver Corey Callahan his second of three wins for the day, closing fast in 1:50.2 in the third $16,000 affair. Charger (Matt Kakaley) worked his way off the rail to finish second. Rusty’s All In (Ron Pierce) finished third.
Jolt, a Powerful Toy gelding picked out of a $20,000 claimer in late November, posted his third straight win for owner-trainer Johnny Waite. The 6-year-old turned back Village Blast (Ron Pierce) and Art Of Illusion (Art Stafford Jr.) in deep stretch for a 1:51 decision to win a $14,000 pace.
In addition to Callahan’s three wins, Pierce also had a triple, including both ends of the daily double. Tetrick had a driving double while trainers Josh Green and Peter Tritton had two wins each while Johnny Waite had an owner and trainer double. (Dover)