After winning last week's $20,000 Mares Open/Handicap Pace by three-quarters of a length, the 9-year-old mare Monochromatic won this week by a nose to take the female feature race at Dover Downs on Monday, Jan.27. For the second straight day, Ron Pierce racked up a four bagger.
Monochromatic, reined by Corey Callahan, won the top distaff pace for the fourth time this meet, holding off fast-finishing Jeremes Sweetheart, teamed with Pierce, closing along the passing lane in the tight photo. North State Street Stable owns the daughter of Dream Away-Miss Ty, who won for the 48th time in her career while earning $774,155. A 17-1 shot Paradise Lost, driven by Ross Wolfenden was the show horse.
Don Reed and trainer George Wagner's Grandview Hanover registered a 1:53.2 triumph in the $15,000 4&5-Year-Old Mares pace, her third win in her last four outings and fourth win of the meet. Pierce, pinch hitting for ailing driver George Dennis, piloted the Dragon Again-Gifted Hanover four-year-old to the impressive victory. Mindale's Smile (Ben Stafford Jr.) took second money in front of Romanascape (Callahan).
Sambad finally broke a string of four consecutive second-place finish scoring a 1:54.4 victory in a Delaware $10,000 Male Claiming pace. It complete a Ross Wolfenden's back-to-back driving double.
Pierce led all drivers with four winners, Wolfenden and Allan Davis had doubles. (Dover)