Ms. Caila J Fra showed her class in notching a 1:50.1 victory in the $21,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap on Monday at Dover Downs. Driver Ross Wolfenden was red hot with a "grand slam” on the card.
Andy Miller teamed with The Fra Stable's homebred 3-year-old daughter of Western Ideal-Calla Fra for her seventh victory of the campaign. Steve Elliott trains Ms. Caila J Fra who now has banked $255,358 in her first year of racing. Jeremes Sweetheart and Ron Pierce were a worthy rival testing the winner on the backstretch. Spend It All, another talented sophomore, was a strong third.
Ben Stafford Jr. pulled Mindale's Smile out of fifth heading to the far turn and overtook the leaders in the stretch for a 1:52.4 lifetime mark in conditioned pace. The Quik Pulse Mindale-Laugh A Year filly conditioned by Ben Stafford won for the fifth time this season lifting seasonal earnings to $53,571 for breeder-owners Joel and Diane Halpern. Beechwood Diana (Wolfenden) finished second with Air Miles Hanover (Vic Kirby) third. (Dover Downs)