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Dead-heat feature kicks off 2018 at Dover

January 01, 2018

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The photo-finish camera was needed to decide a four-horse photograph enabling race-favorite Splashed and 22-1 shot Great Kate to get their picture taken in the 1:55.1 feature trot on a chilly Monday with temperatures in the low teens at Dover Downs.

In addition, Sheer Assault (Corey Callahan) and Pure Kemp (Art Stafford Jr.) were noses away finishing third and fourth, respectively, before the judges ruled Sheer Assault interfered with Pure Kemp in the lane and their finishes were reversed. 

Splashed, a Crazed - Take The Plunge gelding, notched his fourth win along with three seconds in his last seven starts since early October for trainer Bobby Clark and owner Tina Clark. Bill Cantrell owns Great Kate, a 4-year-old daughter of Muscle Massive - PJ’s Photo, now with a new record. Pure Kemp was place third. 

Tony Morgan is now only three wins away from registering 16,000 winning drives after steering Ron Davis’ Mister Virgin to an impressive 1:51.3 triumph in a $17,500 claiming pace. Carracci Hanover (Eddie Davis Jr.) was next in front of Letsmakeawish (Wolfenden) third. 

Ross Wolfenden had a triple while drives Jonathan Roberts and Vic Kirby, trainer Wayne Givens and owner Legacy Racing all had doubles. 

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