Overlooked at 13-1,Tagyoureit Hanover made his first start since early November a winning one to win the $23,000 Mares Open trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday.
Matt Kakaley catch-drove the Andover Hall-Tags Sweetie gelding for red-hot trainer Eric Ell and owners Gorden, Rekoon, Goldberg and Ken Wood. Kakaley moved Tagyoureit Hanover three-wide after the three-quarters and chopped down the leaders to score a 1:55 victory in the week’s top trot.
The Budster (Ron Pierce) rolled out of post eight at the start to assume the lead in front of the grandstand and led the way until deep stretch when confronted by a convoy of challengers nearing the finish line. The Budster held on for second. Last week’s winner, Allmar Surprise (Vic Kirby) finished third.
Matt Kakaley and Ross Wolfenden completed the card with four winning drives. Meet leader Corey Callahan had three wins while Brad Hanners had two wins. Eric Ell and Joe Hundertfund had training doubles. (Dover Downs)