Dover, DE--A $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Male pace final headlines the final Monday program of the 2011-2012 season on April 9.
A strong undercard completes the 15-race card. Post time is 4:30 p.m.
Flying Instructor, winner of both his DSBF prelims, carries a four-race win streak into action in a field of eight starters for the six-digit final. Niel Gariulo, Louie Paglierani, Legacy Racing Of Del. and Nanticoke Racing own the Badlands Hanover-Daylon Flyer colt and career winner of $119,383. Last week, Pop A Top Pop (Badlands Hanover-Coho Salmon), with Ron Pierce, won his prelim easily for owners Al Moor and J&E Stables and Pushintheenvelope, handled by Tim Tetrick, won his division.
The other starters are Joel Halpern and Only Money Inc.’s Bail Money (Roddy's Bags Again-Lee's Best), reined by Ben Stafford Jr., with a win and second-place finish; Jeannie Shahan, George Brem and Bob McGee’s Chizzled In Stone (Badlands Hanover-Scootinannirevonah), leaves from the rail with George Dennis and is coupled with Bob Shahan’s Capers And Lemons (Three Olives-Wiggle Your Can) and Allan Davis, as an entry. Another starter Eli Scott and Greg Simendinger’s homebred It’s Outta Here (Three Olives-Galaxy Girl) with Ross Wolfenden, also won a prelim. Roland Wainright’s Sambad (Badlands Hanover-Sam Francisco Bay) closed strongly to finish second last Monday for Brad Hanners, but starts from the outside.
A $20,000 DFBF consolation is led by Celtic Pride (Roger Plante), racing for Morgan and Jeanne McInnis and Norman Jackson; Redneck Fortune (Vic Kirby), owned by Howard and Walter Birney and Noella LeBlanc and LeBlanc Racing’s I’m Lucky Again (Ron Pierce).
Racing continues this week until meet closing day, Thursday, April 12. Post time at 4:30 p.m.