Miami wins in Dover Downs feature
December 04, 2017
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Miami made his first race at Dover Downs a winning one as he bested eight other 3 year olds in the $13,000 feature trot on Monday.
Driven by Victor Kirby and racing for owner Frank Canzone and trainer Ed Gannon, the Muscle Hill-Arlanda Hanover colt scored his fifth win in 14 career starts holding off Splashed (Jonathan Roberts) and Ero Gap (Russell Foster) in a 1:53.4 lifetime best mile. He now has won $43,994 in this his sophomore season.
Tony Morgan, who now has driven 15,976 winners in his illustrious career, rang up a double including a 1:51.2 triumph behind Gene Ewing’s Star Messenger in the $11,000 top pace on the 13-race program. After taking the lead from Mustang Art (Kirby), Star Messenger led the rest of the way securing his eighth win of the year. He has won $75,125 in 35 starts. Mustang Art was followed by Emeritus Maximus (Foster) third.
Another newcomer to the track, Myell’s Rockster, a recent claim by Arty Foster, reduced his lifetime record to 1:52.1 when Russell Foster guided the 4-year-old World Of Rocknroll-Myell gelding to his second win of the campaign winning the $17,500 claiming pace. Mister Virgin (Morgan) was second. Stone Fire Hanover (Ross Wolfenden) was the show horse.
Foster continues his driving success with two wins; his uncle Eric Foster and grandfather owner Arty Foster also had a double. Morgan and Kirby made the winner’s circle twice. (Dover Downs)