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Mighty Moses wins Dover trot

December 13, 2007

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Mighty Moses made the winner\'s circle for the first time since last meet while Rose Run Flash won his second straight in the two $22,000 Jr. Open Trot sections on Wednesday at Dover Downs, with Jim Morand driving six winners on the card.

In the first of two $22,000 Jr. Open Trots, Mighty Moses returned to days of yore rolling three wide around the final turn and roaring home in 1:56 for Morand\'s fourth win on the program. It\'s been since last spring that the Garland Lobell gelding owned by Ken and Betsy Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta made the winner\'s circle. Spunky Vic finished second for Tony Morgan while Carlo Poliseno came on with Johnny Peanuts for show money.

Rose Run Flash and red-hot driver Mike Cole made good use of starting from the rail as the Armbro Laser gelding held off a strong challenge from Sugar Valley Alley and Poliseno on the backstretch and appeared well on the way to an easy victory when four rivals came on strong in the stretch to make the 6 year old earn a 1:56 victory. Grand Photo with Bob Shahan was a head back at the wire with Khfira Hanover and Frank Milby also in the win photo.
The win was the 10th of the season for Rose Run Flash trained by Trish Foulk for owners Lauren Allen and Foulk Stables. He has now won $91,631 in 2007.

PT Stable\'s White Hollow Bob was not to be denied in the $15,500 sub-feature trot winning for the eighth time this season. George Dennis drove the Dylan Davis trained Muscles Yankee gelding to a front trotting 1:56.1 triumph besting Travelin Lite (Ross Wolfenden) and Clayton Delaney (Cole).

Post eight was not an obstacle for Nick Callahan\'s GE\'s Jackson on the way to a 1:51.4 triumph in a $30,000 claiming pace. With Callahan at the controls the 9-year-old Walton Hanover gelding posted his eighth win of the year and boosted his seasonal bankroll to $92,125 with the win. Southwind Apache (Kevin Sizer) was runner-up with McCabe Hall (Tim Curtin) third.

Sun Power won for the second time in three starts as Jonathan Roberts quick-stepped the 3-year-old Powerful Toy gelding past Funny Bones (Morand) heading to the three quarters and then opened up for an easy 1:54.1victory in a $13,700 Delaware Pace. Badlands Sammy (Dennis) closed to be second with On His Way (Morgan) the third finisher.

Several longshots prevailed earlier in the card. Jet Set Hall at 59-1 closed with conviction to win a $25,000 claimer. The only 3-year-old in the field, the Cambest gelding was third last time preceded by a win. Supreme Dan (Morgan) was second in front of Blowout Hanover (Dennis).

The next race found a 20-1 shot, David King\'s Short Again zoom home first for Jim King to win a $12,500 Delaware claiming pace.

In addition to Morand\'s six wins, Cole added two during the card. (Dover Downs)

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