In a repeat of last week’s opening day feature, Petrossian As scored a win in the $18,000 headliner in 1:57.3 giving driver Russ Foster his second of three winners at Dover Downs on Monday.
Russell Foster, winner of the DSOA "Rising Star’ award early this year, notched a three-bagger including a 40-1 shot, late in the program. In the feature race, he guided Petrossian As, a 4-year-old gelding by SJ’s Caviar - Elegant Dame, trained by his father, Eric Foster, and owned by his veteran horseman grandfather, Arty Foster, to his second straight victory lifting his seasonal earnings to $31,515.
Trust Fund Baby (Art Stafford Jr.), who also won a co-feature last week, finished second. Race favorite Common Parlance (Corey Callahan) held on for third.
Three races later, Foster hustled 40-1 shot Don Marine’s Dedododo Dedadada from off the pace to grind down Teggers Hanover (Stafford Jr.) who appeared on the way to victory. It was a second win for trainer Kyle Moore. American First (Jeff Fout) took the show money.
Al Stafford Jr. joined the longshot parade driving Jody Lee Cahall’s Fire In The Belly to a 38-1 win from post 8 for trainer Trevor Stafford. The Real Artist - Fire In The Sky gelding raced with a claiming tag for the first time. Rock On Precious (Foster) was runner-up. Stone Fire Hanover (Ross Wolfenden) finished third.
Russ Foster had three winners, Art Stafford Jr. and Tony Morgan had two with trainer Kyle Moore adding a double.