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Dream-A-While takes Dover feature

February 13, 2008
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Dream-A-While scored an impressive 1:53.2 victory in the $32,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace on a cold, rainy Tuesday, Lincoln\'s Birthday feature at Dover Downs. Tim Tetrick drove a quadruple of winners.

Art Stafford Jr. drove the 5-1 Dream Away 7 year old into the lead on the backstretch and continued to pull away for a convincing victory in the feature race. The win was the third since New Year for owners Delco Stable and trainer-driver Stafford. Ireneonthmove, with driver Corey Callahn, rolled down the passing lane to edge Nidya A and Ross Wolfenden for second-place honors.

In the $25,000 mares winners-over pace, Yada Yada Yada A splashed to a surprising 1:54.1 victory for Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta, Ken Wood and Henry King. Wolfenden drove the Armbro Operative 8 year old to her first success of the new season overtaking Mr. Deli\'s Filly and Callahan in deep stretch. Bikini Bottom, steered by Eric Goodell, was third. Race favorite Touched By Ted (Tetrick) had to settle for fourth ending a two-race win streak.

Ozmopolitan made the winner\'s circle in her second straight start as Tetrick piloted a 1:54.1 triumph in a $24,000 mares winners-over pace. Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis own the Artsplace 4 year old . Flirtwithedealer got up for second with Goodell driving. Camturo and Tony Morgan finished third.

Esther Bier\'s homebred Riley Rose showed her class in deep stretch for the second straight week coming back after being apparently collared to post a 1:54.2 victory for Jim King. It appeared that Casino Bus (Tetrick) was heading to the finish line first in the closing strides when Riley Rose came back to get up at the wire for trainer Art Bier. Cowgirls N Indians (Morgan) was the third to finish.

Callahan waited until late to get Keystone Rhythm into the action and around the final turn, and the Camotion 4 year old came through with flying colors in a 1:54.4 victory to win a $16,000 mares pace. Western Miss (Wolfenden) was second in front of Dainty\'s Away N (Tetrick). It was the first of two wins for Callahan.

A New Zealand-bred daughter of Dream Away, Celine\'s Dream N notched a 1:54.3 win in a $14,000 mares pace. Hurtubise, Chesen, Hesslein and Ginger Tree Stable own the winner making only her third start, with two wins, in the U.S. Staying Power (Roger Plante) was second. West Coast Arturo (Jonathan Roberts) was the show horse.

In the top claiming event of the night, Kathleen Weller\'s Famed Artist won her fourth in a row as Tetrick drove the Artiscape mare to a 1:55 win in a $20,000-$25,000 mares claiming Handicap. Witch Trials (Morgan) and Feel The Pulse (Goodell) were second and third, respectively.

The longest shot on the program and of the season came when George Dennis and Powerful Wahine swept four wide around the final turn to a 1:57 victory at 71-1 odds. George\'s parents are integral parts of the win. His mother, Nellie Ann Dennis, and his dad J.D. Dennis Sr. own and train the winner, respectively. (Dover Downs)

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