Valentine\'s Day heart at Dover
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Big Heart appropriately won the Valentine\'s Day feature at Dover Downs on Thursday, while meet leading driver Tony Morgan, Corey Callahan and George Dennis each won three races.
With Jim Morand in the bike, the Teague Inc. homebred son of Badlands Hanover made it three consecutive wins this season winning the $12,500 pace in 1:54.1. Delmer (Morgan) shook free turning for home and closed strongly to finish second. Good Sport (Dennis) was third.
Dennis also won with Vincent Bradley Stable\'s Fifth Wave in a come-from-behind 1:53.1 effort in a $16,000 pace. Tufson Beach (Mike Cole) was runner-up in front of Cathedral Grove (Callahan).
Trainer Dan Murray posted a double when Jonathan Roberts steered Leonard Place to a 1:52.3 win in a $25,000 claiming pace for owners Barry and Debra Unger. Intimidator Three (Roger Plante) took second money. Mako Sica (Jim King) was the show finisher.
Morgan drove Dave Carmichael\'s Osprey Ridge to a 1:54.3 victory in an $11,500 pace. Miraculous Guy (Eddie Davis Jr.), off at 54-1, was second in front of Architect (Cole).
Pride And Luck, another of Dennis\' wins, came in a 1:56.4 score in a $10,200 pace. Roan Shark (Cole) and Captured Dream (Roberts) finished second and third, respectively.
Dennis also directed trainer Dan Murray\'s Pegasus Osborne to a four-horse photo finish victory in a $20,000 claimer. To Much Fun (Callahan) was a head back in second with Art Carney (Morand) nipping No Fuel Required (Cole) for third.
Northern Scholar and Morgan were placed first in a second $30,000 claimer when Bo Knows Trouble (Jason Lynch) was disqualified for interference and placed third behind Cloudy Heights N (Callahan). (Dover Downs)