Monochromatic won the $23,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace at Dover Downs for the fifth time this season on Monday night (Feb. 25) and stamps herself as one of the leaders for the Horse of the Meet award at seasonís end.
Corey Callahan has driven Monochromatic in all of her starts at the track. She had to battle a strong challenge from Southwind Jazmin and Tim Tetrick on the backstretch before pulling clear turning for home for a 1:51.3 victory. Dylan Davis trains the Dream Away-Miss Ty 8-year-old mare for North State Street Stables of Dover, Del. The win was her fourth of 2013 with one second while earning $52,900. With her 37th career win, Monochomatic has now earned $604,770 lifetime. Shine N Shimmer with Eric Carlson got up to nose Southwind Jazmin for second money.
Vic Kirby pinch-drove for the ailing Daryl Bier, steering Ryder Blue Chip to a 1:52.4 success in the semi-feature $16,500 Mares Winners-Over pace. Bier and Charles Dombeck bred and own the Art Major-Casino Miss 4-year-old who won for the first time after a second and four-thirds in five seasonal starts. Lorrie Please (Eric Carlson) led from the start until the final strides and settled for second. McSauna (Tim Tetrick) was the show finisher.
In a pair of $15,500 pace for fillies and mares, The Face Of Love conquered eight rivals with Jim Morand driving. The Artís Conquest-Sami Cam 4-year-old easily won in 1:52.2 for her third consecutive win of the year and fourth in five starts. Valerya (Art Stafford Jr.) came out of the pack to finish second. Artomatic Love (Eric Carlson) was third.
Stealin The Show did just that in the second $15,500 section. Eric Carlson drove the Rocknroll Hanover-Whig Party 4-year-old to her initial win of the year, scoring a 1:54.4 win for Josh Parker and Nanticoke Racing. Liqueur (Tim Tetrick) closed well to finish second with Mrs. Battin (Jason Lynch) the show horse.
Driver Shaun and wife, trainer Crissy Bier, were responsible for winning both parts of the daily double. Drivers Cory Callahan, Tony Morgan, Eric Carlson and trainers Dylan Davis and Josh Green along with owner Nanticoke Racing had two wins each. (Dover)