Dover, DE --- The favorites responded with impressive victories in two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) second leg sophomore colt trot preliminaries on April 4 at Dover Downs.
Windshield took command heading to the three-quarters and strolled away from the opposition for an easy, lifetime-fastest, 1:59 win to sweep both of his preliminary races. Ross Wolfenden, who shares ownership in the Political Briefing--CR Mimosa colt with Nanticoke Racing, drove the colt to his 10th win in 12 career races, while winning $165,299 in purses. Take Over Payments (Tony Morgan) led from the start until mid-backstretch and remained second. Westgate Melvin (Jim Morand) was the show finisher.
Trainer-driver Eddie Dennis piloted I’m So Striking for Lois and Earl Walters and E&K Stables to an overpowering, 2:00 score in the other $20,000 DSBF preliminary. This was the third of the season and fifth lifetime win for the So Striking--Ringside Katie homebred who now has earned $46,118. Bold Strike (Art Stafford, Jr.) was second best, with Boss The Hoss (George Dennis) third.
The top eight-point getters will return for $100,000 DSBF Finals, which are slated each day next week.
Driver Ross Wolfenden had a triple while George Dennis and Vic Kirby had two wins apiece.