Dover, DE – Scuola Hanover captures the Mares Winners Over/Select Pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday(March 17). At the start of the race, Ross Wolfenden catapulted My Kiwi Lady N to the front. She set fractions of :28.2 to the quarter. Wolfenden backed the half off in :57.2. It was a pedestrian :29.2 for this class.
Scuola Hanover, the 4/5 race favorite, and driver Art Stafford Jr. moved off the rail from fourth and accelerated the pace. They attacked first-over and pressured My Kiwi Lady N to the three-quarters in 1:24.2. The ladies paced the third quarter in :27.2.
At the top of the lane, Scuola Hanover wore down the leader My Kiwi Lady N and won by a length and three-quarters in 1:51.1. Scuola Hanover paced a last half in :53.4. She was sent off as the 4/5 race favorite.
Scuola Hanover is owned by Art Stafford, Andrew Stafford and Thomas Ireland. Players only had to identify owner Tom Ireland as a great hunch play on St. Patrick’s Day.
Trainer Andrew Stafford, when asked about Scuola Hanover’s trip, stated “ She loves to work and is real sharp right now”. Andrew Stafford’s brother Art Stafford Jr. drove.
Sassa’s Sister finished a fast closing second for 87-year-old trainer Jim Porter. Tim Tetrick was in the bike. My Kiwi Lady N, the pacesetter finished third for trainer Chris Scicluna.
Racing continues on Thursday(March 18) at Dover Downs. Post Time is 4:30 p.m.