Modern Family disposed of five rivals en route to a 1:54.1 triumph in the $20,000 over a "good” track on Wednesday at Dover Downs. Tim Tetrick returned to the racing following his recent hip surgery.
Daryl Bier guided Modern Family into the lead at the quarter and led throughout the mile posting his 14th career victory in 39 starts and $283,822 in purses. Bier, Charles Dombeck and Rich Poillucci own the 5-year-old Cantab Hall-Domestic Diva horse. Allan Davis driving Enrico AS closed quickly on the outside to take second while veteran Green Day and Vic Kirby hustled along the passing lane for a close-up third.
Trace Tetrick won the $15,000 winners-over trot with Jersey Boy, a Yankee Glide-Atlanta Games gelding, in 1:56.2. Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) came within a head of the winner to finish second. Baximum (Bier) closed for third. Powerful Charger (Tim Tetrick) was fourth.
Jersey Boy is trained by Ed Gannon for Dom Costanzo, Yannick Gingras and Dawn Gannon. It was his first win of 2014 in four starts.
The 11-1 Amiga Valley got up for Montrell Teague. Trained by Brian Wessells for Mike Mammes, the Amigo Hall-Crysta's Chip mare closed along the passing lane to edge Royal Malinda (Ross Wolfenden) in 1:56 to win a $12,500 conditioned trot. Looking Hanover (Ron Pierce) was the show horses.
After driving Haulin Laser to third-place in a $9,000 trot won by brother Trace, After Tim Tetrick reined Powerful Charger to a fourth. "I was a little rusty, but it won't take long to get back," said Tim Tetrick, who last raced in December before hip surgery. (Dover Downs)