Mister Virgin proved too much for the $17,500 Claiming ranks while Filled Donut romped in the $12,000 feature trot at Dover Downs with a steady drizzle all Monday.
Tony Morgan continued with a hot hand driving Mister Virgin to his fourth consecutive visit to the winner’s circle scoring a victory in the day’s top pace. The 1:51.4 win was the first of two for Morgan, trainer Brooks Gray and owner Ron Davis. Mister Virgin took the front early and was in control the rest of the mile for his second victory in the new Year. Myell’s Rockstar (Tim Tetrick) stalked the winner for most of the mile and finished second with Carracci Hanover (Eddie Davis Jr.) third.
Filled Donut gained the lead early and led seven rivals home in 1:54.3 winning the $12,000 feature trot for his second win in his last three in a new lifetime fastest. Eric Ell conditions the Andover Hall - Miss Gertrude gelding for Wm Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Lester Walls. Sheer Assault (Tetrick) raced second with Monteverdi (Russell Foster) the show horse.
Drivers Tony Morgan, Vic Kirby, Art Stafford Jr., Eddie Davis Jr., trainers Eric Ell and Brooks Gray, and owners Ron Davis, Wood, Dittmar and Iaquinta, all had double wins on the card. (Dover Downs)