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Giddy on up to the Dover Downs' winner's circle

November 16, 2010

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Giddy Up Lucky with a 1:50.2 effort proved much the best in the $35,000 Preferred Pace while Barber Pole posted a 1:50.3 win in the $32,500 Delaware Special and Next Flight took the $26,000 Open Pace on a sometimes foggy Monday at Dover Downs. 

Leaving from post eight in the feature, David Rovine and Baron Racing Stable’s Giddy Up Lucky continue on a winning tear registering his ninth win in a row and 12th of the year with a career-fastest 1:50.2 mile with Eric Goodell along for the ride. Mainland Key N, a 38-1 shot, was second with Ross Wolfenden edging the Roger Plante-driven Harlingen Hanover. Giddy Up Lucky, an altered son of Camluck-Sweet Art, has won $277,365 in 2010. Lifetime he has earned $637,605. 
Montrell Teague elected to race Barber Pole from off the pace and the strategy paid off to the tune of a 1:50.3 conquest in the $32,500 Delaware Special. Bred and owned by Gary and Barbara Iles, the Badlands Hanover-Pocket Comb 4 year old chalked up victory number seven this season upping his seasonal bankroll to $102,840. His career totals are $255,615.
Solano (Corey Callahan) closed along the inside to finish second just beating out Astounding Hanover (Tim Tetrick).
Next Flight made it two in a row as Corey Callahan guided the Shotgun Scott-Lido Beach gelding to victory in 1:52.1 to win the $26,000 Open Pace for owners Henry Faragalli Jr. and III, Belle Bauman and trainer Del Cote. It was his eighth win of the season pushing his purse earnings this campaign to $102,470. The 9-year-old Next Flight has won $728,005 in his career. 
Tetrick won his third of the day guiding Golden Hour Stables and KDK Standardbred’s It Was An Honor (Western Terror-Roofin Ruth) to a lifetime best 1:52.1 victory in an $18,000 pace. 
Last season’s Horse of the Meet, Three Of Spades, made his first start of this meet a winning one as Jon Roberts drove the Cam’s Card Shark-Triple Flip gelding through the mist for a 1:51.2 score. Owned by trainer Bib Roberts and Bill Lodovico, the 7 year old raised his seasonal earnings to $161,280. (Dover Downs)
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