Both winners of last week’s prelims drew separate divisions. In the first race, JoAnn Looney King’s Evolution Tour (Roddy's Bags Again) with Tim Tetrick was a 1:53.3 winner last Monday. He has three wins and three seconds in six starts this year. His biggest concern appears Jay Shore’s Sea Bags (Roddy's Bags Again) with Tony Morgan and Mingo, a George Teague bred and owned colt.
In the 2nd $20,000 DSBF section, owner-breeder George Leager’s Slick Tony puts his seven wins in nine races record on line with Russ Foster at the controls. Two of his contenders finished second last week. George Teague and wife Joy saw their homebred Transitioning Joy reined by Montrell Teague and trainer Clyde Francis. Bay Pond Racing’s Own It (Roddy's Bags Again) also was second with trainer-driver Jeff Fout.
Arty Foster’s Petrossian AS (Russ Foster) carries a two-race win streak into the $14,000 Winners trot on the undercard. Both wins have been impressive. This week’s stiffest challenge is expected from Risto Vidgren’s Indiana invader Nothing But Nice (Callahan) trained by Bob Reeser. Iron Mine Branch’s Trust Fund Baby (Art Stafford Jr.) and Common Parlance (Sean Bier) finished second and third last Monday.
Dover Downs now presents a 50-cent Pick 5 wager which starts with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double can be found on the 12th and 13th races.
Today is draw day for Dover Downs signature event, the $300,000 (est.) Hap Hansen Progress Pace (HHPP) three-year-old pace. The entry box is open from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. SHARP. To supplement to the HHPP, a Declaration Fee of $25,000 is due and payable at time of Declaration. The $35,000 HHPP elimination is set for Wednesday, Nov. 22. The top eight point-getters return for the $300,000 final on Thursday, Nov. 30.
On that same Nov. 30 program, four $100,000 DSBF Two-Year-Old finals will be carded.
Simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing is available daily from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight. There is no charge for general parking and admission at Dover Downs. Reservations are suggested for the acclaimed Winner’s Circle Buffet Restaurant and those planning a stay at the 4-star Dover Downs Hotel. Call 302-674-4600.