The "future” was now at Dover Downs when Here Is The Future scored a 10-1 victory in the first of two $20,000 claiming allowance pace, while Jake's Spur won the other, at Dover Downs over a "sloppy” track on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Ross Wolfenden had five wins.
Starting from the second tier, Here Is The Future came on for Montrell Teague, to beat race favorite Hot Roddy (Chris Page) in the claiming day feature race. Bred and owned by K&R Racing and trainer George Teague, the four-year-old altered son of Four Stazzz Shark-Future Destiny recorded his fifth lifetime win and increased his career earnings to $34,480. Hot Roddy was second while Jingle Bell Rocker (Corey Callahan) was the show horse.
Jake's Spur closed strongly between horses in deep stretch to get up in the last stride for a nose victory in 1:54.4 in the co-feature. The winning drive by Ross Wolfenden was his fifth trip to the winner's circle. The victory, one of two on the card, returned Wayne Givens to first place among trainers at the meet with his 30th and 31st wins. Legacy Racing own the 10-year-old Sharky Spur-Riannon Rose gelding.
Along with Wolfenden's quintuple of wins, Driver Eddie Davis Jr., trainer Wayne Givens and owners Legacy Racing and Nanticoke Racing had doubles. (Dover)