Logan's Girl won her second $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old preliminary pace while 40-1 Lunar Phase upset odds-on favorite Spanish Dream in the second of four divisions at Dover Downs on Tuesday.
JoAnn Looney-King's Logan Girl made it two-in-a-row in DSBF prelims, three straight overall and 10 wins in 12 lifetime starts in her career. Vic Kirby drove the Roddy's Bags Again-All Italian filly to a wire-to-wire 1:54 victory for trainer Jim King. Cashmere Delight (Jim Morand) came out fast for a brief early lead before Logan's Girl took over. The $167,840 lifetime winner was followed by Cashmere Delight and Westwind Roddylee (Tim Tetrick).
Lunar Phase raced from behind with Art Stafford Jr. as Spanish Dream ( Kirby) led from the start with no early challengers. Stafford moved Lunar Phase from off the pace to move into contention on the final turn. It was a two-horse battle down the lane with Lunar Phase getting up at the wire in 1:53.3, a lifetime mark for the Roddy's Bags Again-Blue Moon Artist bay owned by Stafford and Wyatt Starkey. It was her first win this year in her third start. I Won Them Both (Montrell Teague) closed well to finish third.
Tony Morgan won the first of his five-bagger in the third $20,000 DSBF section steering Green Valley Training's A Lady Sizzling home in 1:54.1 to best Renegade Hussie (Allan Davis) and So many Friends (George Dennis).Race favorite Lillisbagsrpacked (Kirby) finished fourth.
Bad Mama was good for Montrell Teague chalking up a 1:55 triumph in the final $20,000 DSBF filly pace. Owned by George Teague, the Clyde Francis conditioned daughter of Badlands Nitro-Mom's Bella won her second straight prelim and third in four races this campaign. Diva Demands (Corey Callahan) was a strong second in front of Giga Spin (Davis).
The top eight point-getters after the two prelim divisions return next Tuesday for a $100,000 DSBF Final.
On the regular program, owner-trainer Bryan Truitt's got back in the winner's column overtaking pace-setting Apple Bottom Jeans (Teague) in a :27.4 final quarter head-to-head 1:51 duel. The victory was the third of five for Morgan. Barbara's Shadow (Kirby) stepped up in class and was third.
Morgan drove In The Shadows to a 1:52.4 lifetime fastest score in the $15,500 mares pace. Dismissal (Callahan) the race favorite was second with Barefoot Julie (George Dennis) the show finisher. (Dover Downs)