Mister Virgin added another to his victory string which reached five after a 1:51.2 victory in the $10,500 claiming pace at Dover Downs on Monday (Jan.15). Great Kate won the $12,000 featured trot.
Ron Davis' Mister Virgin took control of the race, getting the lead in front of the grandstand and never shook off a bid by Cashendash Hanover (Corey Callahan) on the backstretch into deep stretch to score his fifth straight victory, giving red-hot driver Tony Morgan his second win of the day. Letsmakeawish (Russell Foster) flew down the lane to overtake Cashendash Hanover by a neck at the wire to finish second.
After the race, Mister Virgin wound up in a new barn as he was claimed by Arty Foster for $17,500. Myell’s Rockstar, who finished fourth, was also claimed.
In the $12,000 trot, Jonathan Roberts pulled Great Kate to the outside after the half and raced outside the rest of the way to overtake leader and favorite Pure Kemp (Ross Wolfenden) in mid-stretch for a triumph. Bill Cantrell owns the Muscle Massive-PJ’s Photo 4-year-old mare who won her second consecutive race. Pure Kemp held on for second with Magic Maddy (Morgan) third.
Tony Morgan and Jonathan Roberts had driving triples while Montrell Teague and trainers Clyde Francis and Brooks Gray had doubles. (Dover)