Wiggle It Jiggleit heads a nine-horse field in the Hap Hansen Progress Pace elimination on Monday, Nov. 23, at Dover Downs. Also, in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2-Year-Old Filly Trot, Epic Smash, winner of last month's $100,000 Harrington final, brings a four-race win streak and leaves from the rail for driver Pat Berry, trainer Traci Berry and owners Craparolla and Berry Racing.
The Progress Pace elim, worth $35,000, will feature a field of nine, with eight advancing to the $300,000 final.
In addition to Wiggle It Jiggleit, the challengers are Delaware-sired Remember Me VK (Vic Kirby), a recent 1:50.2 winner for Robin West, Ron Benton and Sharon Wyatt; Dude's The Man (Corey Callahan), racing for M&L Of Delaware and Victoria Dickinson; Jeff Snyder's Dealt A Winner (David Miller), who finished second in the Matron Final; Duane and Connie Roland start Roland N Rock (John Campbell), an eight-time winner this season; Arque Hanover (Brett Miller), starting from the rail for Howard Taylor, Abe Basen, Tom Lazzaro and Robert Cooper Stables; the sharp Badix Hanover (Andy Miller), owned by Richard and Dale Julich; Rodeo Romeo (Scott Zeron), racing for Bob Mondillo, Mike Day and Oompa's Farm; and Rock&Roll Stable's Americanprimetime (Tony Morgan).
The Delaware Breeders Fund final also includes Jane Dunavant's Ciccada's Song, who won last week wire-to-wire and seeks to revenge her performance in the Harrington final when she broke stride and finished out-of-the-money as odds-on favorite. Trainer Carlo Poliseno drives the six-race winner of seven career starts. Miss Baltimore cannot be overlooked. Owned by Donald Marine with Tony Morgan. Iron Mine Branch's Chestnut Chic is the other prelim winner. Jim Morand will drive for trainer Greg Haverstick.
Three of the starters show three straight second place finishes: Winbak Farms' Triple Bottom Line with Jeff Fout driving, Stacy Stafford's Press Corp with Art Stafford Jr. in the bike, and Princess Politics racing for trainer-driver Wayne Long and Wyatt Long. Corey Callahan will drive Ron Silletto and Joe Benedetti's Unique Rosa Lene, who has consecutive third-place finishes.
Unshakeable Peace (Eddie Dennis), owned by Kathleen Hayes, Wayne Whitson and E&K Stables, and Jane Dunavant's Devlin (Poliseno) lead the $20,000 DSBF Consolation. (Dover Downs)