Dover, DE – Moments of Joy benefitted from a perfect journey and won the mares condition pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday night (Feb. 9).
Feeling Sweet and driver Mike Cole were parked to the quarter and rolled on, setting fractions of :26.1, :55.1 (:29.) 123.2. (:28.1) Disturbed Hanover raced first-up past the half but stalled for her bid at the three-quarter pole. Moments Of Joy and driver Victor Kirby waited patiently in the pocket. They surged late into the passing lane and won by a neck in 1:52. She paid $5.40 as the public’s choice.
Moments Of Joy (Western Terror) is owned and trained by Bryan J. Truitt of Selbyville, Delaware. Victor Kirby drove a perfect race on the way to victory. Feeling Sweet cut out the race fractions and finished second for trainer Joe Columbo and driver Mike Cole.
Disturbed Hanover was third for trainer W. Bart Dalious. Bart Dalious drove. Tim Tetrick won four races and Tony Morgan won three races on the betting card. Tarkio looks to repeat in the 12th race Blue Hen Open Handicap Pace at Dover Downs.
Sugartown highlights the 10th race Winners Over/ Select pace. Post Time at Dover is 4:30 p.m.