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Divas Image makes it four in a row at Dover

January 24, 2018
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Starting from outside post 8 proved no problem for Divas Image on the way to her fourth straight $25,000 Mares Open/Handicap win at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Jan 24.

With last season’s Horse of the Meet leading at the quarter, Tony Morgan moved Divas Image up to take the front and never was headed the rest of a 1:52.1 mile. Jenn Bongiorno trains the five-year-old daughter of Bettor’s Delight-Rocknroll Diva to a convincing victory for Our Hrs Cents, Stable 45, and J&T Silva stables. A 14-times winner of$$338,082 in her career, Divas Image has now won six of her last eight races. Enhance Your Mind (Vic Kirby) followed the winner to finish second in front of Newborn Sassy (Tim Tetrick) who streaked down the passing lane to take third money. Empress Deo was scratch to make it a seven horse starting field.

Tim Tetrick debuted a new member of the Jim King Stable driving Shartin N to his first North American start and win chalking up a 1:52.1 success in a $17,000 distaff pace. Now owned by Rich Pollucci and JoAnn Looney-King, the Down Under-bred five-year-old  crossed the Pacific with an impressive record in Australia, seven wins, three seconds in 13 races. Roselily (Art Stafford Jr.) finished second with Rockin BB (Eddie Davis Jr.) the show horses.

Tetrick racked up the first of three wins guiding Stormtracker to a new record 1:52.4 performance in a $15,000 Mares pace. The triumph was the third straight for the four-year-old by Big Jim-Stonebridge Breeze trained by Linda Toscano for J, Mehlenbacher, Enviro and Bay’s stables. Absolutely Best (Davis Jr.) was runner-up. Going Again (Vince Copeland) was third.

Corey Callahan had a four bagger, Tim Tetrick won three while trainer Nick Callahan and Breakaway Stable had two wins.

Highalator makes his first start of the year in an $18,000 4-Year-Old Open Handicap while Cyclone Kiwi N seeks his fifth consecutive win in one of two $25,000-$30,000-$35,000 Claiming Handicaps on another powerful Thursday program.

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