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Omen Hanover, Kellytuck Sophie win at Dover

December 15, 2010

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Omen Hanover notched her fourth win of the meet in the $26,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap pace while Kellytuck Sophie won the $22,000 Jr. Open  on a windy and the coldest day of the meet on Tuesday, Dec. 14.

With only a second in her five starts this meet, Omen Hanover, who has won three races by a nose and missed by three-quarters in the other, was at the top of her game teamed with Tim Tetrick for a 1:53.2 victory, this time by a head over Alice’s Restaurant  and Corey Callahan, zipping along the passing lane. Go On BB, last week’s winner saw a two-race win streak come to an end by finishing third.  The win by Omen Hanover was her 13th of the season giving KDM Stables, owner of the Western Hanover – Ooh’s ‘N Aah’s six-year-old a $254,400 bankroll this year. 

In the $22,000 Filly and Mare Jr. Open, Jon /Roberts unleashed Kellytuck Sophie from fourth on the final turn and the Cam’s Magic Trick-Kellytuck Ann eight-year-old flew four wide turning for home and then overtook leader Melissa’s Fancy and Tim Tetrick in mid-stretch for a 1:53.4 victory. Bib Roberts trains and shares ownership in the winner with Graham Grace and M&W stables. It was her ninth win of the year for the $115,750 winner in 2010. Ireneonthemove finished third with Jim Morand handling the lines.

Tim Tetrick drove Dean Debolt’s Yippy into the lead after the quarter and was never headed in a 1:55.4 triumph to win a $17,000 3,4&5-year-Old pace. The Park Place-Camifwanrto sophomore has now won three of her last four and 12 of 23 races this year. The Dave McCaffrey trainee has won $35,670 in purses. Ideal Observation (Tim Curtin) finished second in front of One Special Lady (Mike Cole).

Tetrick also guided Bernard Segebade’s Boots Place, a Park Place-Put The Boots five-year-old, to his third win on the card, a 1:54.2 win in a $15,000 pace for young females. Boots Place has now won seven times and $146,030 this campaign. Pacific Philly (Eddie Davis Jr.) was next with Boca Hanover (Frank Milby) the third finisher.

Corey Callahan drove three wins while Ron Pierce, Mike Cole and trainer Dave McCaffrey had two winners each. (Dover Downs)

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