I Like My Boss made it two straight wins as Allan Davis drove the former Delaware-sired champion to victory in the $13,000 Winners-Over trot on Tuesday (Nov. 28) at Dover Downs.
Allan Davis left fast with I Like My Boss and then took no prisoners along the way, scoring a 1:54.2 victory in the top trot on the program. Hollywood Highway (Corey Callahan) closed strongly in the stretch to take second with Marley’s Guy (Tim Tetrick) third.
Bob Shahan trains the Don Boss Vita - Wild One 6-year-old gelding who he owns with Jimmy and A.M. Parsons. The victory was the sixth of the season along with eight seconds and seven thirds in 40 starts this year banking $91,556 and $478,820 lifetime.
A pair of 11-1 shots were separated by a short nose at the wire in 1:54.4 when Russell Foster-driven The Lion Sleeps came back on the inside to nip Ideal Hudson (Donnie Long) in a tight photo. Wonderful World (Sean Bier) was a close third in the $13,000 female pace. It was a double for driver Foster and his dad, owner, trainer Arty Foster Jr.
In a $12,000 pace for mares, Take Em was Corey Callahan's second win on the card. Trained by Bob Reeser for Shirley LeVin, it was the Palone Ranger-Fighting Major Usa sophomore filly’s third win this year upping her seasonal payroll to $52,770. Imaryabeaver (Tetrick) was next in front of Goin Again (Vince Copeland) in the 1:52 mile.
Five drivers had two wins each, Tim Tetrick, Corey Callahan, Allan Davis, Jonathan Roberts and Russell Foster. Arty Foster Jr. had an owner-tainer double.
A $25,000 Mares Open pace and two $20,000 DSBF consolation races top the Wednesday 13-race card.
The biggest day in Delaware harness racing is set for this Thursday, Nov. 30. Downbytheseaside and Fear The Dragon, the two highest-rated pacers in this year’s Hambletonian Society-Breeders Crown weekly poll meet among eight starters in the $308,060 Hap Hansen Progress Pace. In addition four $100,000 DSBF finals are on the line, on the same program.
Monday through Thursday. post time is 4:30 p.m. The daily program features a 50-cent Pick 5 (races 2-6) and a late daily double ( races 12 and 13). (Dover)