Amigo Volo splashes to Dover victory

Dover, DE — Despite poor weather conditions, Amigo Volo won the $25,000 Open Handicap Trot on Tuesday (Nov. 15) at Bally’s Dover.

It was a three-horse sprint leaving the gate as Crystal Fashion, HL Revadon and Amigo Volo all left for early positioning nearing the quarter pole. Odds-on favorite Amigo Volo and pilot Victor Kirby took control of the race past a :28.1 quarter while Crystal Fashion yielded for the pocket and HL Revadon settled into third. After Amigo Volo rated a :57.3 half, HL Revadon and driver Yannick Gingras made a sustained first-up challenge to Amigo Volo down the backstretch. Both trotters raced as a team to three-quarters in 1:26.3.

At the top of the stretch, Amigo Volo braced for the relentless challenge of HL Revadon, who continued on the rim and Crystal Fashion remained in the pocket. Amigo Volo, despite racing back in five days, showed grit and courage in the lane. The altered 5-year-old son of Father Patrick, won by 2-1/4 lengths in 1:54.2. Crystal Fashion (driven by Tim Tetrick) saved second from the pocket; HL Revadon (Yannick Gingras) flattened to third.

Amigo Volo braved the elements and the first-over HL Revadon to win Tuesday’s Open Trot at Bally’s Dover. Fotowon photo.

Amigo Volo, who has earned just under $2 million lifetime, is trained by Richard “Nifty” Norman for Pinske Stables and David J. Miller. He paid $2.80 to win.

On Wednesday (Nov. 16), the $26,000 Mares Open Handicap features last week’s winner Milieu Hanover and challenger Majorca N. Thursday’s (Nov. 17) card features two Progress Pace elimination races featuring Pebble Beach, I Did It Myway and Beach Glass among the 12 entrants. Daily post time is 4:30 p.m.

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