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Rags-to-riches story continues at Dover

March 09, 2010

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Gottaservesomebody, Southwind Lynx, Dontloseyourday Job, Wambam Sam, Escapefromalcatraz and Life Up Front won on the power-packed Monday program at Dover Downs.
In the top race for a $40,000 purse, Gottaservesomebody continued his rags-to-riches climb up the ladder of success as Tony Morgan drove the Artiscape-HH Sapphire gelding to his biggest career win holding off a strong stretch-long challenge from Three Of Spades and Jon Roberts to win in 1:50.4 for owner-trainer Marvin Callahan. Claimed last summer for $20,000, Gottaservesomebody has risen to the top ranks at the track earning $47,755 already in 2010. Western Ace rolled down the passing lane for Montrell Teague to finish third.
In the $37,000 Delaware Special Handicap, Southwind Lynx took the lead for Tim Tetrick after the opening quarter and then maintained the lead through a 1:51.4 mile to win for the second time in three starts since resuming his racing career after an absence of a year. Owned by K&R Racing and Teague Inc., the $1.5 million-winning son of Real Artist-Luxury Class was chased home by Light Up The Sky (Morgan) and Kelly's Spur (Corey Callahan). George Teague trains the winner who prior to three weeks ago hadn't raced since mid August 2008. Domitian Hanover was a late scratch.
Callahan drove Dontloseyourdayjob to his third consecutive trip to the winner's circle with a 1:51.3 triumph in the $30,000 Open Pace. Trainer Brian Callahan claimed the 6-year-old Life Sign ICI Aussie 5 year old out of a win for $30,000 in mid February and the pacer has recorded two straight for his new owner. Next Flight (Jim Morand) raced well finishing second. That's Justice (Vince Copeland) finished fourth but was placed third when Cyclone Cully N (Ron Pierce) was disqualified for interference at the top of the lane. (Dover Downs)
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