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Ray's Big Bubba wins fastest Dover split in 1:53.4

Tuesday, March 31, 2009  By: Dover Downs


Allamerican Idol won the $42,000 Open/Preferred Handicap, while four $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund colt pace second-leg events highlighted the racing on Monday at Dover Downs.


Ray's Big Bubba went right to the front and Ross Wolfenden pointed him forward and the Badlands Hanover-Miss Rae Bonnie colt did the rest in cruising to a 1:53.4 victory in his $20,000 DSBF prelim. Donna Rae Sullivan, Judith Leonard and Richards Stable own the big black colt trained by Scoot Gregoire. He has won both his 2009 starts and eight of 12 lifetime with earnings of $109,254. Everlasting Pride (Eddie Davis Jr.) rolled out of third on the final turn and closed fast to finish second. Zee Barber (Jim Morand) was third.


Elmer Fannin and George Teague Jr. Inc.'s Mr. Wiggles turned in a 1:54.4 victory in another DSBF prelm. Corey Callahan drove the Badlands Hanover-Wiggles Hanover colt to his first win in two starts this year and sixth career win in 10 starts. The all Badlands Hanover-sired first three finishers included Al Ibad Spider (Eric Goodell) and Badlands Pete (Tony Morgan), second and third, respectively.


Earlier, Joe Eisenhower's Three Ten opened the program with a 1:54.4 score with Hall of Famer Ron Pierce in the bike. It was his second straight DSBF prelim win. Bad Blood George (Callahan) came home second with Power N Glory (Goodell) third.


Get Jazzed closed along the passing lane with Jeff Fout to notch a 1:56.3 victory in the other DSBF prelim. Bred and raised by Winbak Farm, the Three Wizzards-Armbro Feather colt marked his first win in his second race of the year. Brite Toy (Dennis) was second. Travel Watch (Ben Stafford Jr.) was the show finisher.


The top eight finishers return next Monday (April 6) in the DSBF $100,000 final.


In the $42,000 feature, Joe Smith's Allamerican Idol made his local debut a winning one as the Pro Bono Best-Art With Heart gelding came to the outside heading to the clubhouse turn and took the lead. On the backstretch Three Of Spades (Jon Roberts) tested the winner but could not get completely past before Tim Tetrick called on Allamerican Idol to pull away for a 1:52.4 victory.


It was the fourth win in seven starts this season for the Tom Fanning trainee that won the Complex Series final at the Meadowlands earlier in the year. Benns Shotgun closed strongly along the passing lane for Vic Kirby to finish second. Domitian Hanover, driven by Goodell, took third.


Frog Juice, a mid-summer standout last season, got back on the winning trail in the $32,500 Delaware Special. Morand drove the Teague-conditioned 4-year-old altered son of Badlands Hanover-Hair She Goes to the front on the way to a 1:52.1 triumph for breeder-owners Gary and Barbara Iles. JK Lullabye finished second for Callahan with Nighthawk Hall and Morgan taking show money.


Larry Baron's Areyouinorout taxied alongside pacesetting Western Hot Shot after the half, finally got by heading to the far turn, and then moved off for a one-length victory in 1:52.3 in the $26,000 winners-over pace. It was the fifth win for driver Goodell, third for trainer Josh Green and second for owner Baron. Western Hot Shot (Ron Pierce) held second with Dina's Gamble (Brandon Givens) the third finisher. (Dover Downs)


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