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Windshield, Flying Instructor win $100,000 DSBF frosh finals

Sunday, December 4, 2011  By: Marv Bachrad
raight night, a favorite in Windshield and an upsetter in Flying Instructor, won $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2-year-old finals for male trotters and pacers at Dover Downs on Sunday (Dec. 4).

Nanticoke Racing is part owner of both winning freshmen.

Windshield lived up to his favorite’s status, scoring a 2:00.1 victory in the $100,000 colt trot final. Driver Ross Wolfenden, who co-owns the Political Briefing-CR Mimosa colt with Nanticoke Racing, left from post eight, took over in front of the grandstand, and the outcome was never in question as Windshield recorded his seventh consecutive victory in an eight-win rookie season in 10 races.

Bold Strike (Art Stafford, Jr.) finished well for second. Left Alone Ranger (Corey Callahan) was the third-place finisher. I’m So Striking, the second favorite in the wagering, broke stride early, then rallied to rejoin the field and was moving up on the final turn when he again broke stride.

Les Givens, the all-time leading trainer in DSBF events, bought Windshield as a $9,000 yearling at the Winbak Yearling Sale in 2009.

“He’s been a good one from the start. In fact he’s one of the best Delaware-sired trotters (from a number of DSBF champions).”

Winning driver Wolfenden never lacked confidence in Windshield.

“I liked him at the (yearling) sale and the bidding went on between Les and I, so after he bought him, I bought another one and we decided to split ownership between us in the two colts.”

Windshield now has won $145,299 this year.

Tim Tetrick moved Flying Instructor from the rear, made a big move heading to the three-quarters and raced alongside race favorite Shaving Mug (Montrell Teague) down the stretch before pulling away to a half-length victory in 1:55.1. Hot Shot Dresser (Tony Morgan) was the third place finisher.

My horse (Flying Instructor) doesn’t leave well and I was hoping for a fast pace,’ reported Tetrick. “I thought the horses in front of me would be tiring when I started up. (Flying Instructor) had been getting better in each of the two (preliminaries) and he was good in the stretch.”

Wayne Givens trains Flying Instructor, a son of Badlands Hanover-Daylon Flyer for Niel Gargiulo, Louie Paglierani, Legacy Racing of Del. and Nanticoke Racing. The win was the fifth of the year in 13 starts with three seconds and three thirds, lifting his bankroll to $99,383 in 2011.

In $20,000 DSBF consolations, Corey Callahan won the first of his four races, driving Triple S Stable’s Lady’s Bag Man, a Roddy’s Bags Again-Lady St James gelding pacer, to victory in 1:56.3. Pushintheenvelope (Vic Kirby) was next in front of Fast Back Eddie (Matt Kakaley).

Boss The Hoss made the winner’s circle in 2:05.2 to win the $20,000 DSBF colt trot consolation for his owners, trainer Tom Leager and breeder Bob Leager. George Dennis was the driver of the Don Boss Vita-Program For Glory gelding. Take Over Payments (Clifton Green) was second. Tzar (John Gazzerro) took third.

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