Impressive wins in DSBF finals
December 07, 2009
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There is no disputing that Delmarvalous and Nitro Commando are the standouts of the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) colt and gelding finals after impressive wins on Sunday at Dover Downs.
Corey Callahan rolled out of outside post eight to get the early lead in :26.3 and then continued to set a strong pace reaching the half in: 54.3 and then opened up an even bigger advantage to the three-quarters in 1:23.2. Delmarvalous was all alone at the finish line with a 1:53 clocking to annex the $100,000 DSBF final, his fifth win in a row and eighth win of the year in 11 starts with two seconds. The Badlands Hanover-Prymetyme Scootie colt has now banked $185,880 for owners Elmer Fannin, Badlands Racing and George Teague Jr.
In the DSBF trotting colt finale, Nitro Commando, a Rod Allen homebred from the family's outstanding trotter CR Commando and his dam, CR Penny Lane, proved invincible in both his DSBF prelim wins and even more so in the final. Allen took the brown colt right to the front in a :28.2 opening panel and then led the rest of the way posting :59.1 to the half, a 1:29.2 three quarters en route to an easy 2:01.2 victory, his fourth of the season in six starts with two seconds and earning of $110,000 for his first campaign. YMI Special was second rounding the final turn before breaking stride as Montabello Zeke and Jim Morand came on to finish second. Super Delegate got up third for Eddie Moore. (Dover Downs)