Gottaservesomebody wins photo at Dover
December 08, 2009
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Gottaservesomebody won a three-horse photo in the $26,000 Open pace feature on Monday at Dover Downs, while Malosi N and Sandro Hanover won sub features. Ron Pierce drives five winners.
The lead changed hands several time during the early stages, but Tony Morgan steered Gottaservesomeboy to the front at the wire in 1:52.1 to win the feature pace besting Romantic Thriller with Mike Cole and the fast finishing favorite Art Director, locked in until midstretch with Pierce. An altered son of Artscape-HHSapphire, Gottaservesombody, owned and trained by Marvin Callahan, won for the ninth time this year earning $238,389.
Tim Curtin drove Malosi N into the lead at the quarter before relinquishing, and then came on in the stretch to score a 1:52.3 victory in the $23,000 winners-over pace. Kathleen Beegle and Neil Chesen own the Christian Cullen-Abbeyshrule gelding trained by Sam Beegle. Estero Bay was a close second with Morgan while the Ross Wolfenden-driven Waipawa Lad N closed for third.
Pierce pulled Sandro Hanover out of second in the backstretch and quick stepped into the lead and then paced away from his rivals for a 1:52.4 conquest in the $22,000 winners-over pace. The Western Hanover-Sanguine Hanover gelding owned by Tamara Williams was driver Pierce's fourth win and trainer Dylan Davis' third winner. Funny Deacon, driven by Daryl Bier, had the lead at the half and held on for third.
Hay Goodlooking, a New York Sire Stakes standout all Summer, gave Pierce his fifth win on the card by coming along the passing lane to score a 1:52.2 triumph in an $18,500 pace. The Other Cheek (Morgan) was runner-up. Victor Vuitton N (George Dennis) was the show horse.
Driver Bret Brittingham and owner-trainer Erika Paradee hooked up for a double. Realist, a Real Artist 4-year-old gelding, won a $15,500 pace in 1:53.1 after earlier teaming for victory when veteran Beware Beret, a Green Beret-Victory With In gelding, took a Delaware $15,000 allowance in 1:54.
Trainer Davis recorded his second winner on the program when Corey Callahan drove Dontloseyourdayjob to a 1:53.3 victory in a $40,000 claiming allowance. Mike Casalino and Davis own the 4-year-old Life Sign gelding. Johnny Be Cool (Morgan) and Dollars Bromac N (Tim Curtin) were second and third, respectively. (Dover Downs)