Alexachase upsets again at Dover
December 11, 2012
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Alexachase pulled her second upset in less than a month to win the $23,000 Mares Open Handicap pace on a rainy Monday at Dover Downs. Meet leader Corey Callahan won four races.
After setting a lifetime-best clocking of 1:51.2 to win a winners-over pace, Alexachase stepping up to the top distaff pace of the week and found room in deep stretch to overtake battling leaders Monochromatic, the race favorite driven by Callahan, and Chancey Lady closing along the passing lane,
Bret Brittingham flew through room between horses to power to a 1:51.2 victory. Only last month Brittingham drove the 4-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Jett Away to a 16-1 surprise. Johnny Waite trains Alexachase, which he owns with his wife Kimberley, who is named for his young daughter and son.
Monochomatic nipped Chancey Lady for second. Alexachase won for the sixth time this season advancing her earnings to $60,710 this year.
In the $16,000 Filly and Mares Winners-Over pace, Montrell Teague drove No Bad Luck right to the front and never looked back en route to a 1:53 conquest, her sixth win of the year for owner-trainer George Teague. The victory was number six of the season giving the Badlands Hanover-Gee I'm Lucky 5 year old earnings of $122,850 this year and $420,296 in her career. Shine N Shimmer (Eric Carlson) got up for second in front of Madges Lil Fortune (Ron Pierce).
In a $15,500 pace, Allan Davis recorded his second of three wins guiding Grant Wilfong and Legacy Racing Of DE's Pacific Date to victory in a lifetime-best 1:51.1. It was the third consecutive win and fourth in her last five for the Panpacificflight-Art First Date 4 year old trained by Wayne Givens. Timmylynn (Tony Morgan) was second with Stealin The Show (Jim Morand) finished third. (Dover)