DOVER, Del.--- For the second time in three starts since returning to Dover Downs, Monochomatic wins the $27,500 Mares Open/Handicap pace while Mac’s Journey, Powerful Honey and Heres My Ticket won three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund preliminaries on Tuesday, March 27.
Monochomatic after the start then gave up the lead to Brad Hanners driving Mystra who led the feature race female paces until deep in the stretch. Corey Callahan urged Monochromatic along the passing lane as Mystra attempted to hold off testy Mach Lady and Vic Kirby. Approaching the finish line, Monochromatic got up on the inside and Mach Lady edged in front of Mystra in the 1:52.3 finish. Dylan Davis trains the Dream Away-Miss Ty winner for North State Street Stable. It was Monochromatic’s third win of the year in nine starts and $48.395 earnings. She has won $448,356 in her career.
Bet On Luck won the $19,500 Mares Winners-Over pace in 1:53 for Rebecca Green and VIP Internet Stable. The Bettor’s Delight-Horny Lucky six-year-old, a winner for the second consecutive time, was driven by Tony Morgan for trainer Josh Green. Village Bolero (Ross Wolfenden) and Cruzin Foralivin N (Jim Morand) were second and third respectively.
Bill Cantrell’s Happy Hour Hottie held off Rolltideroll (Ron Pierce) closing along the passing lane to win an $18,000 3,4&5-Year-Old Filly & Mare pace in 1:55. Ross Wolfenden drove the John Cabot-conditioned Cambest-Muskoka Opal four-year-old to win number three in six starts this meet. RB’s Girl (Tim Curtin) was the third finisher. Your Space and Rockonomics were both scratched.
Mac’s Journey, a Badlands Hanover Mac’s Only Iris filly who won a 1st leg race at two at Harrington last Fall, duplicated the accomplishment leading off the $20,000 sophomore prelims with a 1:55.3 wire-to-wire victory for breeder-owner Mary Martin. Trained by Crissy Bier and driven by her husband Sean Bier, the win was the second of the year in three races. Karen’s Assets (Ron Pierce) finished second with Passmeacopperhead (Jim Morand) third.
In a upset victory in the second DSBF prelim, Roger Plante gave Mike Gannon’s Powerful Honey a heady drive as the daughter of Powerful Toy-Honeycakes lead early, took as seat behind Seboomook Hooter (Allan Davis) on the backstretch and then came on in the stretch to chalk up her second straight win of the campaign. Seboomook Hooter held second with Genie’s Genie (Tony Morgan) the show horse.
In the final $20,000 DSBF prelim, Joyanna stormed down the lane to catch race-favorite Heres My Ticket nearing the finish line in a lifetime fastest 1:53.4. Dorothy Hick, Kathrine Ricci and trainer Ben Stafford own the Badlands Hanover-She’s All Business youngster, now a winner of two races in three 2012 starts. Roddy’s Girl (Vince Copeland) finished third.
After two legs are completed in all four DSBF divisions, the top eight point-getters return during the meet’s final week for $100,000 finals.
Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. There is no live racing on both Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday post time is 1 p.m. For those dining at the track, the Winner’s Circle Restaurant now features an excellent buffet dinner. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. Harness and thoroughbred Simulcasting Is featured in the Race and Sports Book from 12 Noon until 12 Midnight daily.