I Love My Boss made good use of leaving from post 1 as arguably the finest Delaware-sired trotter came down the passing lane, and when front-trotting Thereisademoninme broke stride nearing the finish line, reached the finish line first in 1:55.3 to win the $25,000 Open Trot on Tuesday at Dover Downs.
I Love My Boss’s driver, Jonathan Roberts, was content to race behind Thereisademoninme this week, after cutting the mile last week, to only finish third beaten three-quarters of a length. Uva Hanover with Tim Tetrick driving put pressure on Thereisademoninme from mid-backstretch until late in the stretch, and finished third but was placed second. Thereisademoninme was a breaking second in the photo but was disqualified because of a lapped-on break and place fourth. Kanthaka, handled by Tony Morgan, was fourth then placed third.
I Love My Boss, the former DSBF champion at 2 and 3, was bred and races for trainer Bob Shahan and Jim and Ashley Parsons. Now 6, the Don Boss Vita - Wild One gelding has won $108,956 this season and $498,220 lifetime.
The prior race, a $13,500 Winners trot, was won by John DeVito’s My Cherry Pie, trained by Jenny Melander and driven by Corey Callahan. Soda Pump (Tetrick) was second with Blownoutofthewater (Morgan) third.
Jim Moore’s Royal Becca J (Jack Parker Jr.) in 1:56.3 and Hollywood Highway (Tim Tetrick) in 1:55.2 won $12,000 Winners sub-feature trots.
Dedododo Dedadada made longshot music in a $12,000 Winners pace at 53-1 odds with Russell Foster in the bike. Jigtime Jones (Tyler Davis) and Teggers Hanover (Vic Kirby) finished second and third, respectively.