Super Fly romped to a 1:57.3 conquest in the lone $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) first leg 3-year-old male trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday (March 13). Sheez On A Cruze won her fourth straight while Tim Tetrick posted five winners and Montrell Teague four.
Art Stafford Jr. drove Super Fly right to the front and had no trouble romping to victory in his DSBF $20,000 preliminary event. The sophomore gelding owned by Leigh Raymer, Steve Moss and Stacy Johnson-Stafford won his first 2018 start. It was his fourth win in eight races with three seconds and it built his career earnings to $79,500. A son of Super Punk-Mlt Feds, Super Fly was followed by Bosston Cruiser (Jonathan Roberts) second and Seafood Suzie Blue (Jason Green).
In one of two $16,000 Winners trots on the regular card, Brenda Teague’s Sheez On A Cruze won her fourth straight with her nephew Montrell Teague chalking up one of his four winning drives. A 4-year-old daughter of Crazed-Topcat Hall, Sheez On A Cruise closed to best Broadway Promise (Tetrick) at the wire in 1:55.2. Holiday Promise (Tony Morgan) was the show horse.
Ed Gannon Jr. trainee Dynamic Edge came through with a 1:56 triumph in the other $16,000 division. Vic Kirby steered the Muscle Mass-Shasta La Vista gelding to his second win in a row after three consecutive second-place finishes for owner Mark Ford. Spunky Jack (Roger Plante) was runner-up. Big Valley Speed (Roberts) was third.
Tough Mac got back on the winner’s ledger, overpowering six others in a wire-to-wire 1:53.3 performance in a $15,000 Winners Over trot. The win was the second for Corey Callahan. The Dylan Davis conditioned altered son of Lockkeeper-Traditional Lady has two seconds and four thirds on his past performance roster before this win in his eighth start of the year for owner Mike Casalino Jr. Consistent I Like My Boss (Allan Davis) finished second for the second straight start with the sharp Filled Donut (Stafford Jr.) third.
Bigwalls fashioned a 1:54.3 victory in a $15,000 pace for mares, which was the first win of Teague’s four-bagger. Brit Evans trains the 4-year-old by Big Jim-Redwalls. Happy Giggles (Mike Cole) was runner-up. Pictonian Dazzle (Tetrick) was the third finisher.
Tetrick now has 131 winners this meet, which is six more than defending champion Callahan, who had two wins on the evening. He is second with 125 wins and only 11 more race days remain this meet, which ends March 29. Owner-trainer Brenda Teague had a double.
Go Sandy Go and Pedal Power head separate $20,000 DSBF filly pace prelims on the Wednesday card which features a $22,000 Mares pace on the regular program.
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