Dover hosts DSBF preps, Tetrick now at 999
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Sheisaknockout and B Bad chalked up wins in $10,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) prep pace features Thursday at Dover Downs while Tim Tetrick is now within one win of reaching the 1,000 plateau after posting a single score with Amber Blue Chip in a conditioned pace for fillies and mares.
In the first of two $10,000 DSBF 2-year-old preps for the upcoming preliminaries, trainer-driver Bryan Truitt steered B Bad, who he co-owns with Jerry Smith, to a 1:55 victory in a colt pace. Business Plan (Ben Stafford Jr.), the early leader, finished second with West Coast Bad Boy (Wayne Long) third. It was an all Badlands Hanover-sired triple.
In a $10,000 DSBF filly pace, Sheisaknockout, a daughter of Badlands Hanover bred, owned and trained by Brenda Teague, overpowered seven rivals in 1:56.3 to win her fourth in five starts. The win was the second for driver Jim Morand. Snatch The Fortune (Roger Plante) was a game second with Badlands Power (Art Stafford Jr.) closing to finish third.
Vic Kirby picked up his second win of the night steering 11-1 Pure Class, owned by Cantwell Bridge Stable, to a 1:54 victory holding off Sparker (Tony Morgan) by a long nose in the first $25,000 claiming pace. Swingingwithashark (Tetrick) was a neck back in third.
In the second $25,000 claimer, Morgan drove Art Brewer\'s Brookfieldpoketime to a nose victory in 1:53.2 edging Devil\'s Ivy (Mike Cole) at the wire. Ira\'s Sunny Boy (Tetrick) had taken the lead at the head of the lane but had to settle for third.
Ross Wolfenden and Jim Morand had driving doubles. (with files from Dover)