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Opposition to meet Blue

April 13, 2005
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A match-up of Loyal Opposition and Rainbow Blue is guaranteed Monday, April 18, as only seven older mare pacers were entered into the opening round of the Classic Series scheduled for the five-eighths mile track in Delaware.

Defending older mare pacer divisional champ Loyal Opposition is riding a four-race win streak heading into the Classic, while 2004 Horse of the Year Rainbow Blue comes off an easy victory in an Invitational Pace at Dover Downs Monday, April 11.



In the draw for the $85,000 race, Loyal Opposition landed post seven while Rainbow Blue will leave from post six.



Twelve older horse trotters have been entered into the Classic, divided into two $60,000 divisions. Fool's Goal drew post four in the opening split while Don Boss Vita landed the two in the second division.



Nine older horse pacers will start at Dover Monday in their opening leg of the Classic, while 13 older mare trotters have been divided into two seven-horse fields.



Trotting Classic (1st div.-1st race)
1. Elegant Man (C. Manzi)
2. Hunt M Down (E. Ledford)
3. Cordial Martini (G. Brennan)
4. Fool's Goal (J. Campbell)
5. Sand Vic (T. Smedshammer)
6. JM Vangogh (R. Waples)

Trotting Classic (2nd div.-2nd race)
1. Muscles Marinara (T. Smedshammer)
2. Don Boss Vita (B. Sears)
3. Adriano (W. Hennessey)
4. Chucaro Ahijuna (K. Wallis)
5. War Paint (J. Campbell)
6. Al Dente Hanover (D. Miller)

Classic Oaks (1st div.-4th race)
1. Godess Of Chaos (J. Raymer)
2. Celebrity Demi (P. Berry)
3. Bliss (D. Miller)
4. Sunday Yankee (J. Campbell)
5. In The Shell (C. Manzi)
6. Racsan Jenny (S. Warrington)

Classic Oaks (2nd div.-8th race)
1. Ecstatic (D. Miller)
2. Almond Joy (J. Ingrassia)
3. Yankee Calypso (D. Minor)
4. Mystical Sunshine (R. Pierce)
5. Lisa's Laser (D. Snyder)
6. Fox Valley Flan (A. Miller)
7. Three Little Words (W. Hennessey)

Classic Distaff (11th race)
1. Artbitration (P. Berry)
2. Armbro Bombay (J. Campbell)
3. Glowing Report (D. Miller)
4. Carolina Sunshine (B. Sears)
5. Ascending (R. Schnittker)
6. Rainbow Blue (R. Pierce)
7. Loyal Opposition (G. Brennan)

Pacing Classic (13th race)
PP Horse
1. Maltese Artist (R. Pierce)
2. Sagebrush (D. Dube)
3. Life Source (G. Brennan)
4. Georgia Pacific (J. Campbell)
5. Santastic's Pan (C. Manzi)
6. Basil Hanover (B. Sears)
7. Yankee Lariat (E. Goodell)
8. Art Director (D. Miller)
9. Boulder Creek (B. Sears)
10. Casimir Camotion (M. Lachance)
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