Dover, DE – Bettors Heart N impressive, winning the Fillies and Mares Open, at Dover Downs Wednesday (Dec.3) night.
Soho Burning Love A, usually a staunch closer, was sent to the front by driver Tim Tetrick. Machnhope with driver Andrew Mc Carthy immediately went on the retake from the pocket and took the lead past the quarter in :26.4. The half was :55.2. Soho Burning Love A sat in the pocket. At the five-eights mark, Dexter Dunn maneuvered Bettors Heart N to the outside, first over. They challenged the pacesetter Machnhope past three-quarters in 1:23 flat, pacing a :27.3 quarter.
At the seven eights pole, Bettors Heart N motored past Machnhope and the pocket rocket Soho Burning Love A to win by a convincing, three-quarters of a length. The time of the race was 1:50.3. Bettors Heart N was sent off as the four to five race favorite.
Bettors Heart N paced an individual last half in :53.4 seconds. The individual last three-quarters of a mile was paced in 1:22.2. Bettors Heart N ( Bettor’s Delight) is owned by Enzed Racing Stable Inc. Dexter Dunn was the driver for trainer R. Nifty Norman.
Machnhope finished second for driver Andrew McCarthy and trainer Noel Dailey. Soho Burning Love A was third. Tim Tetrick was her pilot. Jim King Jr was the trainer. Montrell Teague won four races on the card.
Post Time for Dover Downs is 4:30 p.m.