Night Talker speaks loudly at Dover
November 20, 2009
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Night Talker was strongest in the stretch to win the $16,800 feature on a rainy Thursday at Dover Downs, while ultra-consistent Mighty River A won the $20,000 Delaware claiming pace.
Ron Pierce moved Lauren Allen and Foulk Stables' Night Talker, a Western Ideal-Peaceful Feeling 5 year old, into contention at the three quarters and then collared leader Artsbred Camotion (Vince Copeland) heading for home. In the stretch Passit (Corey Callahan) rolled down the passing lane to finish second with Artsbred Camotion holding on for third in the 1:54.2 mile.
Mighty River A moved out of fifth on the clubhouse turn and sped three wide on the backstretch to challenge leader Vivere (Jim Morand) before taking the lead and opening up two lengths en route to a 1:53 victory, a lifetime mark. Ross Wolfenden, Richard Ashley and Kevin Yencer own the River Khan-sired gelding that has three wins, two seconds and three thirds in his last eight outings. Vivere held on for second in front of Racsan John (Vic Kirby).
The day's biggest longshot came when 69-1 Ty's A Big Star, owned by Sam Jacobs, Ron Reed and J&E Stable, went three wide around the final turn for Eddie Davis Jr. to overtake the leaders on the way to a 1:54.2 victory. To Much Fun (Tony Morgan), a 9-1 shot, finished second setting up a 9-4 exacta paying $709.20. With Sam's Clever Boy (Pierce) third the 9-4-2 trifecta returned $3,317.60. (Dover Downs)