Damsel In A Dress was the winner of the $10,000 feature for 4 and 5-year-old mares, marking her third consecutive trip to the winner's circle at Dover Downs on Saturday (Jan. 5). Also, Allan Davis had a driving triple and George Dennis picked up two longshot wins.
As for the triumph by Damsel In A Dress, Sean Bier was in the bike for the first time for trainer Richard Lewis but there was no appreciable difference. The 4-year-old daughter of Tell All-Individual Style owned by David Banks romped to victory in the featured race. When Two Fools Met (Brandon Henley) closed well to finish second. Act Of Magic (Tony Morgan) was the show horse.
While Allan Davis led all drivers with three winners, George Dennis piloted two longshots to victory, 15-1 Izzy Real, owned by Tim Mumford, Don Anthony and trainer Shane Long, a 1:52.4 winner in an $8,500 Malepace, and trainer Jeff Whaley's 19-1 Swim Shark Swim in 1:55 to win a Delaware $7,500 Claiming Allowance. Tony Morgan and Jim Morand also had doubles.
In addition, 20-year-old Tyler Davis made a rare starting drive and produced a 10-1 score with Bad Man Sam, handling the assignment for owner-trainer Don Leager. The youthful Davis won his first race a short time ago at Rosecroft Raceway and now made his first success at Dover Downs. Bad Man Sam scored in 1:53.4, overtaking front-pacing Charlesandjimmys (MikeCole), who was second, with Yankee Fortysix (Roger Plante) third. (Dover)