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>Conartist Hanover, All Clear win Delaware-bred finals at Dover

Dover, DE --- The pacer Conartist Hanover and the trotter All Clear were victorious in the two $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old colt and gelding finals on a cold and windy Sunday, Dec. 5, at Dover Downs.

Conartist Hanover, driven by Eric Goodell, shocked the betting public by scoring at 211-1. The son of Badlands Hanover, owned by Baron Racing Stable and Glenview Livestock and trained by Josh Green, won in 1:56.4 off a mid-mile move. Princely Asset (Roger Plante, Jr.) and Three Martini’s (Montrell Teague) finished second and third, in that order.

In a $20,000 DSBF consolation for 2-year-olds, Lucky Land cruised to a 1:57.4 victory in a colt and gelding pace. Ben Stafford, Jr. drove the Badlands Hanover—Mademoiselle Lucky gelding to his fifth win of year for his father, Ben Stafford, who trains the now-winner of $46,740. Seb00mook Boomer (Jim Morand) was runner-up. Truth Roles (Tim Tetrick) finished third.

All Clear survived an inquiry to win the $100,000 trot, by a head, in 2:03. The CR Commando--Partial Clearing colt had posted the fastest winning time for a trotter in the two legs of preliminaries, scoring a 2:00.2 victory last week. Owner, trainer and driver Carlo Poliseno was not fazed, waiting for the judges to make the race official.

“True, he made a misstep, but got right back on the trot,” Poliseno said.

The lightly raced Warrhawk One turned in a gallant trip to finish a close second. Starting from post one, driver Vic Kirby got his gelding away cautiously and was quickly last in the eight-horse field before beginning working up on the outside heading to the half. Obey The Command came on for Brad Hanners to take third money.

Eddie Davis, Jr. steered It’s All Good Jack to a 2:05.2 score, his first lifetime win, in the DSBF consolation trot. The Hobokenbahamamamas-Samcoe Luv gelding easily beat Debate (John Wagner), who rallied for second, in front of Go Jojo Go (Walter Callahan).