Pure Kemp trotted away to win a $12,000 feature trot for meet-leading driver Tim Tetrick’s fourth win while Russell Foster guided Rock On Precious to a 1:51 success in a $17,500 Claiming pace on Monday at Dover Downs.
Trainer Josh Green was high bidder on Pure Kemp at the recent Harrisburg sale and the Muscle Hill-Ally Hall three-year-old filly easily beat a strong field of young trotters home in a new lifetime record of 1:53.3 for owners Rich Lombardo and Green Racing with Tim Tetrick at the controls. Splashed (Vic Kirby) was second in front of Euro Gap (Pat Berry). Pure Kemp has now won $41,848 in 2017.
Earlier Tetrick steered another newcomer to victory My Cherry Pie in 1:54.2 to win a $16,000 trot. Jenny Melander conditions the John Devito-owned Donato Hanover - CR Miss American Pie sophomore filly to her fifth win of the year advancing her seasonal bankroll to $54,800. Common Parlance (Sean Bier) led early and held second-place with Petrossian AS (Foster) third.
Rock On Precious and owner, trainer-driver Russell Foster bested eight foes en route to 1:51 triumph in a $17,500 Claiming pace to rack up a fourth win and a second in the last five outing for the Rocknroll Hanover-Precious Delight gelding. After the race, Rock On Precious, a lifetime winner of $306,437, changed hands as he was claimed. Black Is Black (Corey Callahan) was runner-up. Nesh Cruiser (Kirby) finished third.