Despite cold weather, fast miles were in vogue at Dover Downs as Dynamic Youth tripped the timer in 1:49.2 to win the $30,000 Preferred/Open and 10-1 Its That Time scored a lifetime best 1:49.3 mile in the $27,500 Delaware Special on Thursday.
They say ‘Youth Must Be Served,” and in the feature race, youth did the serving. Hard-hitting Dynamic Youth, trained by Aaron Lambert, showed his class turning back five sharp adversaries in 1:49.2 to win the week's top event. Vic Kirby took the four-year-old altered son of Bettor's Delight-Always True, who has raced against most of the top horses this season, to the front early and shook off competitors on the backstretch and rolled home a winner for the seventh time this year for K.R. Tucci, C&G Racing and J&T Silva Stables. He has now won $175,400 this season and $841,957 lifetime.
Texican N, a recent New Zealand import, raced tough for Ross Wolfenden to finish second. Bullet Speed teamed with Marcus Miller for third.
Eddie Davis Jr. got Its That Time going in the lane and the veteran Real Artist-Mib Hanover horse streaked past front pacing Mustang Art and Ron Pierce for a 1:49.3 victory, his fourth of the campaign. Owned by David King and E&K Stable, Its That Time increased his career bankroll to $470,371. Mustang Art held on for second with Believe This Bob and Montrell Teague the show finisher. Papa Ray was an early scratch.
Jeremes General was Allan Davis' fourth winner of the day notching a lifetime best 1:50.1 triumph in the $17,500 3&4-Year-Old Open Handicap. Steve Iaquinta and Bill Dittmar own the Jereme's Jet-Major Delight sophomore, a winner for the seventh time this year. It was the gelding's second straight win and fourth in his last six outings. Race favorite Rage N Ryan (Corey Callahan) and Allstar Preview (George Dennis) were second and third, respectively.
Trainer Jeff and Robin Breasure's People Are Crazy racked up his eighth win of the season scoring victory in a $15,000 3,4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over pace. Ron Pierce collected his second trip to the winner's circle. Democracy (Jonathan Roberts) closed well to finish second in front of SB Mikes Hot Beach (Mike Rossi).
Feel Like A Fool, a recent acquisition by Kovach Stable, won for the second time in three starts, chalking up a 1:51.2 decision in a $15,000 Male Winners Over pace. George Dennis reined the Art Major-Fool That I Am gelding for victory number five this season. He has won $68,659 in purses. Beavercreek Artist (Ron Pierce) led until the final strides and settled for second. Ourea Nourrir (Ross Wolfenden) took third.
The Wiz Kids Stable's Golden Gun closed out the program with a 1:52.3 victory in another $15,000 3,4&5-Year-Old pace. Montrell Teague steered the Headmaster-Golden Delicious soph gelding to his fifth win of the season upping his bankroll to $56,855 this year and $99,855 lifetime. Shark On Board (Frank Milby was next in front of fast-finishing Regal Mac (George Dennis).
While Allan Davis drove four wins and Ron Pierce two, meet leading trainer Wayne Givens also had two winners. (Dover)