After breaking stride at the start of last week’s $25,000 Open Handicap Trot and rebounding to finish third, Theresademoninme bounced back to score an impressive 1:53 wire-to-wire victory in the feature on Tuesday (Feb. 20) to give driver Jonathan Roberts, trainer/co-owner Dylan Davis a training triple and owner double for the day.
The Kadaba-Tortoni 7-year-old co-owned by Mike Casalino, notched his second win of 2018 and 25th lifetime raising his bankroll to $381,078 lifetime. Cutting out fast fractions of :26.2 quarter; :55.2 half; 1:23.4 three-quarters pulling away to victory.
Elysium Lindy (Corey Callahan) last week’s winner closed strongly to finish second in front of Golden Son (Russell Foster).
Davis’ Honor And Serve teamed with Callahan for a 1:53.3 triumph in a $13,000 Winners-Over trot to beat Cajole Hanover (Tim Tetrick) and third place finisher Baximum (Foster) in the secondary feature. Davis owns the Donato Hanover-Honorable Daughter 6-year-old with Howard Taylor and Tom Lazzaro. It was his third win in five starts this year.
Davis’ first win came with Soulsby, Singh, Hill and VIP Internet Stables’ LMC Mass Gem, a Muscleman-Hornby Gem gelding, who overpowered seven rivals in 1;53.3 with Callahan driving. Holiday Promise (Tetrick) was next. L Dees Yoyo Ma (Steve Nason) was third.
The biggest payoff of the day came when Big Walls, a 36-1 shot with Montrell Teague in the bike, who came four-wide from way back to roll home with his first win of the campaign for owner/trainer Brit Evans.
The winning time for the Big Jim-Redwalls 4-year-old mare was 1:54.1. Yourlipstogodsears (Tony Morgan) and race-favorite Odysseus (Tetrick) were second and third, respectively. (Dover)