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g>Frosh Matrons Held At Dover


Pacers Feel Like A Fool and Krispy Apple along with trotters Chapter Seven, Fitness Girl won the lucrative Matron Two-Year-Old finals on Saturday at Dover Downs.


The richest of the four Matron frosh finals went to Feel Like A Fool in the $203,950 pace for males when Brian Sears raced along the passing lane to catch Powerful Mist in the closing strides. Owned by Ted Gewertz, Kovach Stables and George Teague Inc., the Art Major-Fool That I Am gelding won for the sixth time this season with all of his 12 career starts in the money. For Jerry and Jan Kovach and George Teague, it was their second Matron freshman win; they owned Western Ace, a former Matron two and three-year-old champion. Delaware-bred Powerful Mist and Jim Morand cut out a quick pace on the chilly evening. His second ended a five-race win streak. Sir Ziggys Z Tam was third for Pat Lachance.


Chapter Seven lived up to expectations. The overwhelming wagering favourite posted a 1:55.2 victory, two-fifths of a second off the track record, as Mike Lachance guided the Windsongs Legacy-La Riviera Lindy colt to his seventh win in eight career starts. Linda Toscano conditions Chapter Seven for Delaware Valley residents Richard Gutnick, a longtime harness owner, and first-horse owner Gary Cocco. Bambino Hall was second best for Ross Wolfenden, in front of Way Back When and Jim Morand.


Krispy Apple, a bargain basement purchase not long ago via the internet, closed strongly for Brian Sears other Matron victory, a 1:52.3 score in only her second lifetime pari-mutuel race. Jeff Bamond, Joe Davino and trainer Mark Kesmodel own the Western Ideal-Apple Crisp youngster. I Kill Time, purchased on Friday at the Harrisburg sale, made a quick dividend by finishing second with Ross Wolfenden driving. New Album and Ron Pierce were third.


Ron Pierce piloted Bay Pond Racing Stable’s Fitness Girl from off the pace to overtake Sweet Love and Brian Sears for a 1:56.2 win in the $136,725 Filly Final. Tight Pants, the public choice with Andy Miller had to settle for third.


On the undercard, Corey Callahan celebrated the birth of a seven pound daughter, Ceira Rae, Friday.


Sunday's card features the $320,000 Progress Pace and three lucrative Matron Finals. Post time is 5:30 p.m.


(Dover Downs)