Delivered From Zin wins in 1:51.3 at Dover
March 05, 2012
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Delivered From Zin returned to the Dover Downs winner's circle for the fourth time this year while Bondy N registered his fourth triumph since arriving in the U.S. in the $36,000 and $27,500 respective feature races on March 4. Tim Tetrick won four races, nine in two days, while Corey Callahan drove four winners on the Monday card.
Big-hearted Delivered From Zin and Callahan wore down Ise The By Boy and Ron Pierce and fast-finishing Nov Artist with Allan Davis in deep stretch to win a 1:51.3 photo finish in the $36,000 Preferred Handicap pace. Howard Taylor owns the Sealed N Delivered-Zinful gelding who has been in the first three finishers in seven of eight outings this year.
It was the second straight week Ise The By Boy has been second, beaten by a neck each time. NovaArtist, another consistent contender, was third.
Delivered From Zin has already won $69,850 in 2012 and $479,354 lifetime.
Tim Tetrick took Bondy N out heading to the clubhouse turn but this week found cover behind Kiss My Art (Andy Miller). On the final turn Bondy N moved to the outside and beat three other rivals to the finish line, chalking up a 1:52.3 victory. Catchmecullen A (Tim Curtin) was a close second with Winsmith Art (John Wager) edging Samandar (Ron Pierce) for third.
Peter Tritton conditions Bondy N, an 11-year-old gelding by Live Or Die, for owner Harry von Knoblauch. Bondy N won for the third time at Dover after a Meadowlands winning debut. The New Zealand-expatriate has now won 27 of only 62 starts and $624,706 in his career.
High Joltage, a 4-year-old Village Jolt-Mattdonna gelding owned by former Philadelphia Flyer great Rick MacLeish and trainer Ben Stafford, was strongest in the stretch, rolling to a 1:52.2 decision in a $19,500 Male Winners-Over Pace. Charger (Ron Pierce) and Funny Deacon (Brad Hanners) were second and third, respectively.
The win was the second in nine starts for High Joltage, who has been in the money in six of nine seasonal starts while winning $35,470 this season and $100,950 in his career.
Owner-trainer Bobby Glassmeyer won the first of two races when Fancyfreeshark dropped down from the open and with Tetrick steering, stopped the timer in 1:52.2 to win a $19,000 Male Winners-Over pace. Stand By Cam (Corey Callahan) was next in front of Odds On Demi Queue (George Dennis).
A 5-year-old son of FourStarzzz Shark-Fancy Art, Fancyfreeshark posted his second win of the year. Hehas banked $35,530 this year and s $175,030 lifetime bankroll.
In one of two $19,000 events for 4 and 5 year old pacers, Colossal Cruiser avenged a second-place finish after racing on the lead from the start last week by turning in a coming from off-the-pace 1:54 score with Ron Pierce at the controls. Jeff Bartels owns the Yankee Cruiser-Biggirlsdon'tcry gelding trained by Eli Scott. (Dover)