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Schoolkids aces Dover test

February 22, 2011

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Schoolkids was at the top of his game repelling seven rivals to win the $35,000 Preferred Handicap while Nova Artist took the lead and never looked back in the $32,500 Delaware Special pace and Cams Art wins again to highlight the Presidents’ day card on Monday, Feb.1 at Dover Downs.

Pat Berry took the lead from Harlingen Hanover (Roger Plante) before the opening panel and then set all the pace on the way to his third win of the year chalking up a 1:51.2 victory in the week’s top event. KDM Corp. recently added the five-year-old I Am A Fool-Game Bunny horse to its stable and has been rewarded with a check grabber in all but one of his eight previous starts in 2011. Nick Surick conditions the winner of $56,100 this year and $670,195 lifetime. Harlingen Hanover held on for second with Frog juice (Eric Goodell) third.

Allan Davis, who had road trouble in his three previous starts, raced Nova Artist away from the starting gate and rolled on for a 1:50.3 victory in the $32,500 Del. Special. Owned by Eddie and Kathy Davis, and trained by their son Martin, Nova Artist recorded his fourth win of the meet in seven races with the fastest mile of his career. The Real Artist-Avon Lady four-year-old was followed by the good closing Eagle All (Eric Goodell) second and Theredandpanlines (Jon Roberts) third. Nova Artist leads all horses racing at the meet with earnings of $68,875 and in his career, $$351,107.

Glenn DelRusso, Charles Dombeck and trainer-driver Daryl Bier’s Wambam Sam made it two in a row disposing of eight foes with a 1:52.3 decision winning an $18,500 Male pace, his fourth win in six races this year. The Real Artist-Roses For Sammie gelding won easily besting Lou’s Bad Yankee (Ron Pierce) and Red Skull (Eddie Davis Jr.), second and third respectively.

Morgan and Jeanne McInnis’ homebred Cams Art won his second straight and seventh in his last eight starts with an overpowering 1:50.4 lifetime best mile. Davis Miller was at the controls of the Delaware-sired Cams Fortune-My Foolish Art gelding  Lockloadnexplode (Matt Kakaley) was best of the rest with Cool (Ron pierce) Third.

Brisk Clipper closed with a rush for Ben Stafford Jr. for a 7-1 victory in 1:54.2 to win a $17,500 4&%=Year-Old pace. The William Moffett Inc.’s homebred Badlands Hanover-Love A Lab gelding posted his first win of the year. Furious Frank (Roger Plante) was second the route for the second straight and fourth time this meet. Elijah Hanover (Matt Kakaley) was the show horse.

Ron Pierce turned Charger loose heading to the final turn and scored a 1:51.4 success in a $15,000 Male pace. The Stampede Hanover-Star Light gelding is owned by Ron Short and won for the second time in his last three races for trainer Wayne Short. Dees Last Man (Mike Cole) was runner-up. Ooh Dear Sam (Tony Morgan) finished third.(Dover)

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