Wildshot Hanover and Idealist turned in impressive victories in split-division $20,000 claiming co-features on Tuesday at Dover Downs.
Post position one and a drop in claiming price paid off for Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis, as meet leading driver Corey Callahan took Wildshot Hanover to the front and completed a 1:51.1 lifetime fastest mile. The win was the first of 2014 for the Dragon Again-Western Duel gelding. Partner (Jonathan Roberts) was second best and Here Is The Future (Montrell Teague) finished third.
Jim Morand was in the bike behind 6-1 Idealist on the way to a 1:52.3 decision. Louise Kinsey conditions the 11-year-old Western Ideal-Carolache gelding for Bill and Barbara Kinsey. Last Shot Leeton (Bret Brittingham) picked up second money with race-favorite Doubletrouble (Callahan) third.
The 15-race program got off to a 52-1 start as Brittingham guided Phantom Rusty to a come-from-behind 1:58 upset in a 3- and 4-year-old trot. Trainer Bobby Myers and Carter Racing Stable owned the Lear Jetta-Rusty Lizzy Luv sophomore in his first 3-year-old start. O Narutac Supremo (Callahan) and favorite Zoli (Trace Tetrick) were second and third, respectively.
Another longshot, 21-1 A Bettor World, won a $15,000 claiming pace in 1:54.2, coming from last to first in the stretch for driver Eddie Davis Jr. Ken Tucci and J&T Silva Stables own the Josh Parker-trained Bettor's Delight-Color Me Beachy gelding, also his first win of the year. (Dover Downs)