DSBF 3CP preliminaries underway at Dover
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PT Stable\'s Al Ibad Spider sat second for Eric Goodell until turning for home where the Badlands Hanover-Ali Shyba gelding roared past prohibitive favorite Zee Barber (Jim Morand) for a 1:53.1 victory. Sgt. Charlie (Corey Callahan) was third.
A pair of sons of Three Olives took the other DSBF $20,000 prelims. Barbara Gannon\'s Everlasting Pride notched a decisive 1:54.3 win besting race favorite Mr. Wiggles (Callahan) with Badlands Pete (Morgan) the third horse. The victory keeps the Three Olives-Ladyshooter gelding unbeaten in 2009 with his fourth straight win and seventh win in eight lifetime races.
Joe Eisenhower\'s Three Ten, a Three Olives-Future Forecast-colt, teamed with Ron Pierce for a 1:55.4 victory in the other DSBF prelim. Royal Camelot (Bret Brittingham) was next in front of favorite Bad Boy Named Sue (Davis).
The second leg DSBF colt prelims are set for next Monday.
Kovach Stable\'s Art Director with Tetrick driving took no prisoners winning the $37,500 Delaware Special Handicap. The Artiscape-Silken Satin 8 year old was followed by Caerleon Hanover racing second most of the way for Pierce. Floyd Bromac N and Jon Roberts closed well for third. (Dover Downs)