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Dover Downs: Cajon Lightning, Sweet Rock, Missile J Test $27,500 Feature
DOVER, Del.--- A strong sextet of hard-hitting pacers tangle in this week’s $27,500 Preferred- Open/Handicap on another solid 13-race card at Dover Downs on Thursday, Feb. 1
Janet Hudson and Jo Ann Looney-King’s Little Ben has done nothing but win since mid-December rolling off four consecutive victories for trainer Jim King Jr. This week Corey Callahan will drive Little Ben. Cajon Lightning, already a five-time local feature race winner for trainer Eric Ell and owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisik  Farms, will be driven by Russell Foster, this time. Sweet Rock and Vic Kirby has been at the top of his game all season long for conditioner Wayne Givens and owners Reggie Hazzard, G.O. Calloway and Legacy Racing.   Brian and Carrie Malone’s Hypothetical, piloted by Tony Morgan
Leaving from post 1 is Hypothetical, trained by Brian Malone who owns with wife Carrie Malone. Tony Morgan drove the winner of last week’s first Four-Year-Open. John McGill and Brian Carsey’s Missle J, a  Yonkers winner last week will be piloted by Tim Tetrick. Bamond Stable’s Moonliteonthebeach has been sharp recently and will be driven by Ross Wolfenden.
There are nine starters in a wide open $25,000-$30,000-$35,000 Claiming Handicap: Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis’ Jet Airway (Corey Callahan), a winner last Thursday leaves from outside post 8. Arty Foster II and Wanda May Saulsbury’s Whirl Monroe (Kirby), second last week,  Letsmakeawish (Tetrick) claimed last start by Bamond Stables, steps up a class.
The rest of the field contains Mildred Ventriglio’s Reggiano (Morgan); Ron Davis’ Mister Virgin, stepping up in price after being claimed two weeks in a row, George &Tina Dennis’ Imkeepinthisguy (Mike Cole) Arty Foster’s Legion Of Boom (R.Foster), from the rail; West, Walsh and Thuet’s Skyful Of Lighters (Sean Bier) and Pam Plante’s Suchasenseofhumor (Wolfenden) from post 8 in the second tier.    
On the tough undercard are a $16,000, two $14,500 and two $13,000 paces.
Dover Downs offers a 50-cent Pick 5 wager, starting with the 2nd race through the 6th. A late daily double is carded for the 12th and 13th races.
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Dover Downs: Cajon Lightning, Sweet Rock, Missile J Test $27,500 Feature - by Admin - 02-01-2018, 03:53 AM

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