Tim Tetrick drove five winners while Very Dark won the featured trot and Ballinrobe the top pace on Monday at Dover Downs.
Tetrick started his five-win day by taking both ends of the daily double. Driver Tony Morgan and trainers Josh Green and Brian Malone had two wins each.
Ross Wolfenden was in the bike to steer Frank Chick’s Very Dark to his second win in a row to win the $12,000 conditioned trot in 1:57. Muscle Ville (Tony Morgan) came on to finish second with Broadway Joe (Rick Murphy) the show horse. Ceba Horsey conditioned Very Dark, a Glidemaster-Leila 4-year-old mare, to her third win of the year.
The outside post was no concern to Vic Kirby with Ballinrobe. They left fast and chalked up the 8-year-old gelding's fourth win of 2018 for new owner Don Fowler who claimed the Bettor’s Delight-Lisbellaw gelding last week. The 1:51.4 victory came in a $15,000-$17,500 claiming pace. Willard Reynolds now trains the winner who has three wins in his last four starts with a second.
Ballinrobe won for the 22nd time in his career and now boasts earnings of $262,956 lifetime. Lew’s Maverick (Morgan), also claimed last week, was second. Cashendash Hanover (Tetrick), the race favorite, was third.