Fifty Ways rallies off cover, wins Dover trotMarch 7, 2023,
Dover, DE — Fifty Ways capitalized on a second-over trip and won Tuesday night’s (March 7) $18,000 Winners Over/Select Handicap Trot at Bally’s Dover.
Skyway Bebop and Quiksilvr Bluechip left alertly from the start of the race amid windy conditions, passing the opening quarter one-two in :27.3 while Michael Cole rated Fifty Ways patiently in fourth. After Skyway Bebop rated a :56 half, he faced pressure from the first-over Gaelihill up the backstretch while Fifty Ways shadowed second-over cover and 6-5 favorite Swan In Motion followed third-over.
As Gaelihill turned up the pressure on Skyway Bebop past three-quarters in 1:25.1, Fifty Ways circled four-wide nearing the top of the stretch. The 5-year-old Donato Hanover gelding stormed home to win by a neck in 1:55.1. Quicksilvr Bluechip (driven by Victor Kirby) surged up the pylons to finish second, beaten a neck, over early leader Skyway Bebop (Tony Morgan).
Joe Columbo trains Fifty Ways, who paid $10.00 to win, for George & Tina Dennis Racing.
Tony Morgan won six races on the 12-race card. He won aboard Fashion Hall (first), Family Four Ever (third), Magical Major (fourth), Lizzy Lauxmont (fifth), Imastunner (11th) and Man In The Box (12th).
Wednesday’s (March 8) feature at Bally’s Dover is a $40,000 Mares Invitational Pace, in which Majorca N will take on Incaseyoudidntknow, Always B First and five other rivals. First post is 4:30 p.m.