Lazarus captures Dover Open Trot
February 28, 2018
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Lazurus came on strong in the stretch to overtake Golden Son for a 1:53.3 lifetime best win in the $25,000 Open Handicap Trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday.
Off at 6-1, driver Tim Tetrick bided his time with Lazurus as race favorite Theresademoninme (Jonathan Roberts) cut out most of the mile before Russell Foster put Golden Son in gear to assume the lead on the final turn. Lazurus came between horses to collar Golden Son in the final strides for his second win of the year.
The Credit Winner-Afterglow Hall gelding conditioned by Scott DiDomenico for owners Dana Parham, CC Racing and Triple D Stables won for the 17th time in his career and now has earned $203,537.
Celebrity Pegasus (Art Stafford Jr.) came on fast to take third place. Elysium Lindy (Corey Callahan) broke stride just past the :26.3 opening quarter after engaging Theresademoninme in a duel for the lead.
Callahan won his third of four winners on the card earlier in a $12,500 conditioned trot, guiding Euro Gap who held off Broadway Promise (Tetrick) in a 1:55.4 victory. Holiday Promise (Tony Morgan) was the show finisher. John Cabot trains the Manofmanymissions-Classic Belle gelding for Howard and Josh Kaufman. It was his first win of 2018 in his seventh start.
Go Sandy Go prepped for the upcoming Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund stakes by scoring an impressive 1:54.1 triumph in a $12,000 Fillies and Mares pace. Jason Green drove his second winner for owner-trainer Josh Green (no relation). Sassa's Sister (Eddie Davis Jr.) was a strong second with Lil O'Reilly (Mike Cole) next.
Go Sandy Go, a sophomore filly by Roddy's Bags Again-Bit Of Trick, won last year's $100,000 DSBF final and now has three wins and a second in four career starts for Brent Outten and Green Racing.
Callahan regained the track's lead among drivers. His four wins give him a two win lead over Tim Tetrick, 115-113. Tetrick had two wins himself. Josh Green had two owner and two trainer wins. (Dover Downs)