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Dover, DE--Ron Pierce, who drove six winners Monday, continued with a hot hand in piloting four winners, including Freedom Crossing to nip Mystra in the final step in the $27,500 Mares Open/Handicap pace on Wednesday (April 3) at Dover Downs.

Heres My Ticket won the first of three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old filly pace second leg preliminaries and Two Cam and Mac’s Journey won the other two to lead qualifiers for next Tuesday’s $100,000 finals.

Bay Pond Racing’s Freedom Crossing closed in 27.3 along the passing lane to win for the first time since January in a lifetime-best 1:51.3 in the $27,500 top distaff event of the week. It was Ron Pierce’s third of four wins. The Artiscape-Bunker To Bunker 5-year-old trained by Wayne Givens boosted her career earnings to $212,891, of which $37,540 have come in 2012. Mystra (Brad Hanners) was second with Mach Lady (Vic Kirby) third.

In the $20,000 DSBF prelims, Ross Wolfenden drove Heres My Ticket to a 1:52.3 victory in the fastest division. Eli Scott, bred, owns and trains the Three Olives-Real Elegance filly. She now has two wins in four starts with a second and a third this year. Joyanna (Ben Stafford Jr.) saw her two-race win streak end with a second. Designer Bags (Allan Davis) finished third. 

Two Cam, off at 7-1, had a perfect seat behind leader Roddy’s Girl (Vince Copeland) before overtaking the leader in the late going for a 1:55 victory in a second $20,000 DSBF prelim. Brad Hanners picked up his second win driving the Cams Fortune–Kam’s Legacy sophomore for Jim and Joe Skowyra. Roddy’s Girl was followed by Grix Gadoo (Vic Kirby).   

Mac’s Journey won his second straight $20,000 DSBF prelim and third in a row this year, registering a 1:54.4 score in the third filly division. Mary Martin bred and owns the Badlands Hanover-Mac's Only Iris distaff driven to success by Sean Bier for trainer Crissy Bier. Powerful Honey (Roger Plante) finished second ending a two-race win streak. Seboomook Hooter (Allan Davis) was the show finisher. 

On Wednesday, Arriba Amigo, The Budster and Lets Get Serious N tangle in the $22,500 Jr. Open trot feature along with two $20,000 DSBF Colt trot prelims.