Dover, DE — Northern Express cruised to a 1:54.3 victory in the featured $14,000 Winners Over Handicap Trot on Tuesday (Jan. 26) at Dover Downs.
Northern Express and Russell Foster left alertly before yielding the lead to Morairtime (Jack Parker Jr.), and the pair accepted the pocket trip through splits of :28 and :56. Nearing three-quarters, Foster sensed Morairtime was tiring over the sloppy surface, and he pulled the pocket with Northern Express nearing three-quarters in 1:25.2.
Northern Express, the 2-1 favorite, cleared the lead at the top of the stretch and evaded the late-rallying Majestic Marvel (Corey Callahan) to win by a convincing 2-1/4 lengths. Morairtime finished third.
Arty Foster Jr. owns and trains Northern Express, a 5-year-old Muscle Massive gelding.
Racing at Dover Downs resumes on Wednesday (Jan. 27) with post time at 4:30 p.m. On Thursday (Jan. 28), Dover will offer a $10,000 guaranteed Pick-5 with a 15 percent takeout and a 50-cent minimum wager beginning in race nine.