Kiss Dont Bite takes Dover mare feature
December 15, 2014
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Kiss Dont Bite had the edge in the 1:51.2 photo and was greeted by Santa Claus in the winner's circle after winning the $18,000 Mares Open Pace on Monday, Dec. 15, at Dover Downs.
After three second-place finishes in her last four starts, Vic Kirby steered Kiss Dont Bite to victory, besting odds-on favorite For The Ladies N (Tim Tetrick) and Handsoffmycookie (Trace Tetrick) in the week's top distaff feature. In The Red owns the 4-year-old Four Starzzz Shark-Kiss Me Once Again campaigner who won for the fifth time this year, increasing her bankroll to $63,680 in 2014 and $294,805 lifetime.
In the $14,500 winners-over sub-feature for pacing mares, Harvey Eisman, Bert Hocksprung and Erving Miller Stable's 11-1 shot Twin B Heartland gave driver Marcus Miller his third win on the card when the Bettor's Delight-Twin B Intimate 4 year old roared down the lane for a 1:54.1 success, the second for trainer Nick Surick. Sophia Seelster (Corey Callahan) finished second while front-pacing McArma (Ross Wolfenden) held on for third.
Marcus Miller had his biggest win night at Dover Downs, making the winner's circle three times as did Vic Kirby. Tony Morgan and Allan Davis chipped in with two wins each while trainer Nick Surick and owner Ervin Miller Stables also had doubles.
During this week, Wednesday and Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. The annual Dover Downs Christmas Break Week beings this Friday, Dec. 19. There is no live racing until racing resumes on Sunday, Dec. 28. There is no charge for parking or admission when visiting Dover Downs. Leading harness and thoroughbred simulcasts are featured from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight daily in the Dover Downs Race and Sports Book. (Dover)