Dali, Blueridge Western capture Dover eliminations
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Dali won previously at the track, notching a 1:50.1 victory in a Progress Pace elim. In his previous start Dali finished fourth in the Breeders Crown. Owned by Uncirculated Stable of Brantford, Ont., the pacer currently has banked $474,000.
Dave Palone never looked back in the second $41,519 Matron elim driving Blueridge Western and leading at all posts for a 1:51.1 score. Proper Respect enjoyed a good trip behind the winner and finished second with Pierce in the bike. Jo Pa\'s Wild Card came on in the stretch for third with Corey Callahan handling the reins. Mystery Chase was the other qualifier with Donnie Russell driving.
The win by Blueridge Western was his fourth of the year for the $534,435 moneymaker. This victory, a fourth in a Breeders Crown elim and a third in the final, have begun to pay dividends for Francis Azur of Corapolis, Pa. who bought the Allamerican Ingot- Her Airness gelding at the recent Harrisburg sale. (Dover Downs)