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Devil's Ivy, Astounding Hanover score at Dover

February 15, 2011
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Devil’s Ivy won the $35,000 Preferred, Astounding Hanover at 5-1 scored in $32,500 Delaware Special on a top Valentine’s day card  on a clear but windblown Monday, Feb.14 at Dover Downs.

In the feature, Eric Goodell and Devil’s Ivy, overlooked at 12-1, nipped veteran Southwind Lynx (Montrell Teague) at the wire in 1:53.3. Harlingen Hanover (Roger Plante) closed strongly to finish third. The victory was the second of the year for the Arty Foster owned and conditioned Camluck-Idylwood Legend gelding. With the exception of one start Devil’s Ivy has been second or third in his other six 2001 starts. For driver Goodell, it was his first of two wins during the program.

Tim Tetrick hustled Astounding Hanover into the lead in front of the grandstand and then set all the fractions en route to a 1:52.2 triumph, his second of the year, in the $32,500 Delaware Special. Joe Johnson and trainer Jim King own the Allamerican native-Shucks Hanover gelding. Theredandpanlines (Jon Roberts) was second in front of Eagle All (Eric Goodell).

Baron Racing’s Frog Juice won for the second time with two seconds in his last four starts with Eric Goodell piloting a 1:52 win in an $18,000 Winners-Over pace. Village Blast (Corey Callahan) came on to finish second in front of front-pacing Sharky Osborne (Ron Pierce).

Cams Art returned to the winner’s circle with a 1:51.3 triumph, the fastest race of the night, to win the $17,500 4&5-Year-Old pace. David Miller guided the Delaware-sired Cams Fortune-My Foolish Art four-year-old gelding now seven for his last eight outings for Morgan and Jeanne McInnis. Hoorayforthegray (Corey Callahan) was a strong second. Cool (Ron Pierce) was the show horse.

In the other $17,500 pace for $&5-year-olds, Roger Plante and St. David Hanover got up in the final strides for owner Jim Behrendt in 1:56.1. The Bettor’s Delight-Don’t Hit On Me gelding edged Elijah Hanover (Tim Tetrick) and Tryst (Matt Kakaley).  

In the first of two $15,500 Male paces, Wambam Sam poured it on after getting the lead after the three-quarters and notched his third win in six starts this year for driver Daryl Bier who co-owns the Real Artist-Roses For Sammie gelding with Glenn DelRusso and Charles Dombeck. Cadence N (Tony Morgan closed for second with Diggers Rest N (Eric Goodell) third.

The other $15,500 division was taken by Richard Zulich and Crissman Inc.’s Ooh Dear Sam, a Nobleland Sam-Ooh Dear Lobell gelding driven by Tony Morgan.

Red Skull (Eddie Davis Jr.) and Capote (Mike Kakaley) finished second and third respectively.

Ron Pierce recorded three wins, Tony Morgan, Tim Tetrick and Jon Roberts had two winners each. (Dover Downs)
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