After consecutive fast wins, 8-1 Dancin Yankee moved into the $30,000 Preferred to another win to highlight a strong Thursday card at Dover Downs.
Overlooked in the betting despite two straight impressive victories, Dancin Yankee, driven by Chris Page, blew past the leaders in the stretch to record a 1:51.1 triumph in the top purse race of the week. The 6-year-old son of Yankee Cruiser-Dancewiththebest gave trainer Josh Green his second win on the program.
Owned by Bob Briley, Rich Lombardo and Baron Racing, it was his 27th lifetime win and brought his career earnings to $614,822. Second-place Texican N led in the stretch for Ross Wolfenden with Special Forces, third, reined by Corey Callahan. Nova Artist (Allan Davis) led early and tired in the stretch.
Meet leader Callahan led all drivers with four wins. Wolfenden and trainer Dylan Davis had three wins, Chris Page, Ron Pierce and trainer Green and owner Baron Racing had two wins each. (Dover Downs)