So Take That's 1:53 effort best in Del. Special
November 26, 2014
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With no racing on Thanksgiving Day, the Wednesday card was power packed with both the $26,000 Delaware Special won by So Take That and Baximum the winner of the $18,000 Open Trot. It was a windy and rainy Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Dover Downs, with racing conducted over a sloppy track. Corey Callahan had a five bagger.
So Take That has shown an affinity for the Dover five-eighths oval winning for the fourth consecutive time stepping up through the ranks to win the $26,000 Delaware Special. Claimed in August by Frank Chick, the Camluck-Everybreathutake gelding conditioned by Dan Munson, was bet down to favorite and driver Montrell Teague took care of the rest, guiding the horse to a wire-to-wire 1:53 victory over the off track. Just A Jolt came on for Vic Kirby to finish second with Simon's Artist and Corey Callahan, a fast closing third. Bandolito was a program scratch.
With two horses – Cash On Delivery and Wilamar Valley – both scratched, Baximum came from fifth at the half and rolled past the leaders to score a convincing 1:54.4 win in the $18,000 Open Handicap trot. Allan Davis picked up his third victory while trainer Bobby Clark and co-owner Tina Clark also recorded their third wins. Brian Clark, the other owner, became a two-time winner. Enrico As (Corey Callahan), last week's event winner, finished second and I Like My Boss (Jonathan Roberts) was the show finisher.
In other races, Corey Callahan won his third of five wins, steering People Are Crazy home in 1:54 to win the $16,000 4&5-Year-Old Open pace. Callahan completed his five win performance, taking both $14,500 events, winning his fourth driving KDM Stables' Pierce to a 1:54.4 success and closing out the night reining Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis' Four Staces to victory 1:53, both Male Winners-Over paces for young horses.
Eric Foster's Stirling Charisma, and Vic Kirby, won the secondary trot, a $14,000 4&5-Year-Old Winners Over.
Others enjoying big winners in addition the Callahan (5), Allan Davis and the Clarks (3), were two-race winners, drivers Vic Kirby and Ross Wolfenden, trainer Eric Ell and owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Stave Iaquinta. (Dover)