Versado came along the passing lane to win a blanket finish in 1:50.1 in the $36,000 Preferred/Open Handicap pace while Francyfreeshark withstood a strong stretch assault for a 1:51 triumph in the $30,000 Delaware Special, the Thursday co-features, on a chilly Nov. 29 at Dover Downs.
Yannick Gingras drove KDM Stables' Versado to his third consecutive victory, following early leader Second Wind N and Tim Tetrick cutting out the pace. In the deep stretch, Nob Hill High and David Miller closed with a rush to nip Second Wind N for second while This Is Wyatt and Ross Wolfenden settled for fourth. Versado, trained by Nick Surick, register his 14thvictory this campaign for $171,210 in earnings. The Dragon Again-Beach Jenny gelding now has won $742,448 in his career.
One race later, Fancyfreeshark won for the second straight time after taking the late summer off. Jon Roberts took the Four Starzzz Shark –Fancy Art five-year-old right to the lead, holding off an early challenge from Rusty's AllIn (Tim Tetrick). Brett Brittingham sent As Bad As Thunder three-wide at the three quarters to storm behind the winner to finish second. Sean Bier finished strongly driving Jeremy's Successor to take third money. Fancyfreeshark, owned and trained by Bobby Glassmeyer, has now won eight times this year banking $126,770 and $267,370 lifetime.
The solid race program included a 1:51 victory, the first since arriving from Down Under for owner Joe Muscara's Im Fulla Luck N with Tim Tetrick in the bike to win one of two $16,000 Male Winners Over paces. Jeff Clark trains the Northern Luck-Fellamore N gelding, whose combined record shows eight wins, six seconds and a third in 22 starts and $92,256 for racing in both hemispheres. Charger (Brad Hanners) sat second the mile while Handsome Henry K (Frank Milby) was third best.
Wind Me Up and Montrell Teague won the other $16,000 sub-feature steering Wind Me Up home in 1:50.4 for owners Ted Gewertz, Bob Feldman, Fannin Racing and trainer George Teague. The Bettor's Delight-Breathe four-year-old won easily turning back Polaris N (Ross Wolfenden), second, and Artist Point (Roger Plante) third. It was the fourth win for Wind Me Up, a $73,700 winner this year and $348,403 lifetime.
Matt Kakaley drove his first of tw oconsecutive wins on the card directing Beavercreek Artist to victory in 1:52.1 to win a $16,000 3,4&5-Year-Old pace. Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Laquinta own the four-year-old altered son of Artiscape-Spring Chick trained byEric Ell. It was his second win since being claimed in early October. Sir Globalop Z Tam (Jim Morand) and AG's Wye Sky (Allan Davis) were second andthird respectively.
In a third $16,000 pace for young horses, Ron Pierce guided Baron Racing's Silent Partner to victory in 1:53.1 to give trainer Josh Green his second win of the night. Ben G (Ross Wolfenden) was runner-up. Dontinvademyspace (Corey Callahan) was the show horse. The win was the seventh of the season for the Camluck –Precious Beauty four-year-old wh onow has won $50,450 in 2012.
Restless was Kakaley's second winning drive, reining a 1:53.3 score for Foulk Stables and trainer Brit Evans. The Jenna's Beach Boy –Marshamarshamarsha gelding posted his fourth win of the season in a $15,500 3,4&5-Year-Old pace. AllstarPreview (George Dennis) was a strong second. Lislea Pat (Eddie Davis Jr.) was the third finisher.
Corey Callahan recorded three winners,Ross Wolfenden and trainer Josh Green had two trips to the winner's circle. (Dover)