Starsel shines in Dover open
January 07, 2010
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In his second straight start. Starsel turned in an impressive victory winning the $26,000 Open Handicap Trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday.
In the feature, Daryl Bier waited until the half to pull Starsel to the outside and the Angus Hall-Super Sally gelding taxied up to battle classy veteran JM Vangogh and Tony Morgan at the three quarters. Starsel the pulled away as the eight-horse field turned for home and breezed to a 1:56.2 victory. Spunky Vic finished second with Eric Goodell driving. Rose Run Flash and Mike Cole were the show finishers.
The win was Starsel's third of the current meet along with two seconds and a third in seven starts since the first week of November. Trainer-driver Bier owns Starsel with Glenn DelRusso and Charles Dombeck. The 7-year-old bay has now won $597,042 in his career. Bier made it two wins later guiding Brian Callahan's 15-1 Mac Atack Mac to a 1:59.1 score in a $10,000 Delaware claiming trot. (Dover Downs)