Mare springs 28-1 upset in Dover feature
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It may have been a rainy Jan. 22 night at Dover Downs but Easter Egg Hunt time came early, in the $26,000 Mares Open Pace. Dream-A-While won the $21,000 distaff sub feature. Tim Tetrick and Corey Callahan led a green and gold colors parade to the winner\'s circle with four and three wins respectively. Jim Morand had a double.
Easter Egg Hunt was five wide at the top of the lane but as the field bunch during the stretch drive when Roger Plante unleashed the 5-year-old daughter of Misfit. The 28-1 longshot stormed past the leaders to get up in the final stride for a 1:54.4 victory over an \"off track.\" Leanback Coco and Jonathan Roberts also finished fast to take second while Fionavar Hanover and Tony Morgan, after an arduous trip on the outside battling for the lead, finished third. Eric Ell trains Easter Egg Hunt for Jim Sita and Karen Feeney to her fourth win of the meet.
Delco Stables and trainer-driver Art Stafford Jr. proved best in the $21,000 mares winners-over pace scoring a 1:54.3 triumph. The Dream Away veteran won for the second time in her last five starts with three seconds. Deli\'s Filly finished second for Callahan with Millwood Ashley N and Brandon Givens taking show money.
Tetrick drove Lorna Cohen\'s Shady Sabrina to an overpowering 1:54.3 win in a $14,000 mares pace. Hopefull N was runner-up. Sweet Lips (Roger Plante) was third. The win was the first in three starts since arriving from Scarborough Downs.
In a $13,500 mares pace, Touched By Ted rang up victory six in seven starts since early November destroying all opposition along the way by 10 1/2 lengths with Tetrick in the bike for his fourth driving win. Katja Schrevogel owns the Artiscape 4 year old trained by Trevor Warwick. Rafaella Seelster (Morgan) was second. SA Cheerleader (Eric Goodlell) finished third.
Atlanta Falcon\'s linebacker Demorrio Williams got his first win of 2008 when Firiel Hanover, a Camluck mare he owns with Teague Inc., drew off by eight lengths in the stretch with Morand in the bike for a 1:54.2 victory in a $12,500 event for female pacers. CB Star (Morgan) was a distant second. Staying Power (Plante) was the third-place finisher.
UNN, a 4-year-old Aces N\' Sevens\' mare registered her eighth consecutive victory since opening week of the meet as George Dennis steered a 1:55.1 victory in a $10,000-$12,000 claiming handicap. Master Of All Men (Callahan) and Whispering Rain (Kim Vincent) were second and third, respectively. (Dover)