Delaware, OH — When Dovescry went to the front and never looked back to win Thursday’s $116,500 Miss Versatility Series final for older female trotters in 1:56.2 over a “good” surface at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Ab’sattitudexpress finished second and Felicityshagwell S was third.
David Miller drove When Dovescry, the 2-5 favorite, to fractions of :29, :59, and 1:27.2 on her way to her third victory in a row for trainer Brett Pelling.
Sorella and Weslynn Quest, the only other horses in the eight-horse field with odds in single digits, at 5-1 each, both went off stride.
For the season, When Dovescry has won six of 12 starts, pushing her career totals to 18 triumphs in 41 races. She has earned $1.42 million lifetime.
“She is absolutely one of the most perfect lovely horses you could ever have in your stable,” Pelling said about the 5-year-old mare, who won the Armbro Flight Stakes in her previous start. “She is a pleasure to be around. We love her, she loves us.”
When Dovescry is owned by John Lengacher. The daughter of Muscle Hill-Cedar Dove was bred by William Weaver III.
She paid $2.80 to win.