2 straight Dover wins for Anders Bluestone
January 18, 2012
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The riches-to-rags-to riches saga of Anders Bluestone continues with his second-straight victory in the $23,000 Open Handicap trot on Wednesday (Jan. 18) at Dover Downs.
Anders Bluestone, a stakes winner as a juvenile, then due to injuries relegated to the claiming ranks, has been rejuvenated since being claimed for $25,000 at Harrah's Chester a year-and-a-half ago by Ken Wood and Bill Dittmar. The now $592,255 winning six-year-old, by Yankee Glide-Annette Hanover, won for the third time in his last four starts and twice in the Dover Open Trot.
After starting from the handicap post 7, he came from off the pace to chalk up a 1:54.3 victory with Ross Wolfenden at the controls for trainer Eric Ell. The Budster (Ron Pierce) gave a game effort to finish second with Lets Get Serious N (George Dennis) third.
Meet leading driver Corey Callahan guided Maravich to a 1:55.4 triumph in the $15,500 secondary feature. Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis own the Lockkepper-Rompaway Butch gelding. Heezahumer (Ross Wolfenden) was runner-up with Allahamerican Cheer (Brad Hanners) the third-place finisher.
Owner-trainer Arty Foster’s Spunky Vic won the $14,000 trot in 1:56.4 with Matt Kakaley in the bike. A Valley Victor-B Cor Spunky gelding, Spunky Vic made up for a costly break at the start last time to pick up his first win of the new year. Blueridge Empire (Corey Braden) was runner-up. Go Nano Go (Eddie Davis Jr.) was the show horse.
Ross Wolfenden won three races including both parts of the daily double. (Dover Downs)