Cashendash, an 11-year-old, beat a field of nine, winning a $17,500 claiming pace, by a nose in 1:51.2 on Monday night at Dover Downs.
Corey Callahan drove the winner for owner-trainer Dylan Davis for the Western Hanover gelding’s first success of the New Year. Letsmakeawish (Russell Foster) closed on the inside for second with Lew’s Maverick (Montrell Teague) third.
Mister Virgin entered the event with a five-race win streak, a new owner after being claimed a week ago, and a new driver, who had to settle for fourth-place, and was claimed again by former owner Ron Davis. Second-place finisher Letsmakeawish was claimed by Bamond Racing. The other claimee was Myell’s Rockstar, who was off-the-board.
The longest priced winner of the day came in the second race when Clean-N-Green Stable’s Nice Stuff, a 33-1 shot, in the Non-Winners of 3, closed on the outside for trainer-driver Wayne Long. Jackson’s Gold (Kirby) was next with front-pacing Vitriolic (Kim Vincent) third.
On Tuesday, Donnie Darko, a winner of-two-in-a-row, leaves from the outside post 8 in a $15,000-$17,500 Claiming/Handicap.
Callahan had two winners as did Tony Morgan, trainer Tim Crissman and owner Mildred Ventriglio.
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