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Hicktown wire Dover field in 1:53.4

February 03, 2008

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Hicktown scored a wire-to-wire 1:53.4 victory in the $19,500 4&5-Year-Old pace while Expensive Boy and Rambo Kandu took the $14,500 co- top trots on Saturday at Dover Downs.

For the second straight start Hicktown turned back eight foes to win the Saturday feature pace as Corey Callahan guided the Cole Muffler gelding to his fifth win in his last six outings for Rhoda and trainer Bob Smith. American Gold (Jonathan Roberts) zipped down the passing lane to edge Big League Yankee (Jim Morand) for the runner-up spot.

Expensive Boy, sixth at the three quarters with Tim Curtin driving for Tom and Dan Courtemanche, came on in deep stretch to score a 1:58 victory in a $14,500 conditioned trot. Dingy\'s Party (Tom Clendining) was second. Financial Glider (Ross Wolfenden) was the show finisher. The win was the second for Curtin.

In the co-feature trot division, an 11-1 shot, Edgar Mantha\'s Rambo Kandu, scored a 1:58.1 triumph with reinsman Mike Cole. Twelve Seventeen (Jack Parker Jr.) was runner-up. Masters Perfection (Corey Callahan) was third.

Jeff Bartels\' OC Orange Crush racked up her second straight victory and third in the last four starts turning in a 1:55.3 victory to win the $16,500 distaff pace for young females. Tony Morgan drove the Artiscape 4 year old for trainer Eli Scott. Family Love (Jonathan Roberts) closed with a rush to nip Lucky Lady L (Roger Plante) for second.

In an $11,400 Delaware trot, Ryan McInnis moved Letmetellusumthin, owned by Jeanne McInnis and Ron Ralph, into the lead on the final turn of a 1:59.2 mile and had just enough to hold off a pair of fast finishers on either side, RT Phoebes Giant, a 62-1 shot on the inside and Thursday\'s Edition (Joe Columbo) on the outside, the second and third place finishers respectively.

Shady Mountain GA won a $12,000 Delaware 4&5-Year-Old Male pace as Jonathan Roberts scored his second win on the card. Zaca Rules (George Dennis) was next whith Bad Affair (Mike Cole) third.

Foulk Stable\'s Westwood Ho gave Ross Wolfenden his third winner of the night in a $20,000 Delaware Claiming Allowance in 1:54. Iron Legend (Corey Callahan) was the place horse. Doc\'s Cash (Tony Morgan) came on to finish third.

Tim Curtin drove Nick Alessandro\'s Todd\'s Jack Pot to a 1:53.4 score in a $17,500 Delaware Claiming Allowance. Action Below  (Eddie Davis Jr.) was second in front of Shining Review (Tony Morgan).

There is no live racing tonight, Super Bowl Sunday, at Dover Downs. (Dover Downs)
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