Even Brighter and Bella's Spunkin were upset winner in the first leg preliminaries of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 Three-Year-Old Filly Pace on a day of longshots over a snowflaked "good' track Tuesday at Dover Downs.
Even Brighter pulled a 30-1 surprise in the first DSBF prelim when Bret Brittingham guided the 3-year-old daughter of Giant Hit-Even Bolder to a come-from-behind first career win in 2:01.4 for Onery Inc. Gogh Gogh (Tony Morgan) finished second with Oso Grateful (George Dennis) third. Race favorite Way Over Paid (Bryan Truitt) was out-of-the money.
Bella's Spunkin, off at 5-1, was the upsetter in the second $20,000 DSBF trot, winning a three-horse photo on the inside in 2:00.1. Allan Davis drove the Stop The Jade Farm-owned sophomore to the win edging race-favorite Kelsey's Commando (Vic Kirby) second and Overnight Hit (Art Stafford Jr.) at the wire.
Each day next week, the second legs of the four DSBF preliminaries will be raced. The top eight point getters after two legs in the soph filly pace return for a $100,000 final on April 7.
Four drivers dominated the snow filled program winning 12 of 15 races. Tim Tetrick won four races while Tony Morgan and Allan Davis had three wins each and George Dennis, a double. (Dover)