Day At The Track

Tiger Thompson N springs 16-1 upset

12:12 PM 05 Mar 2021 NZDT
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Tiger Thompson N and driver Art Stafford, Jr.
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Dover, DE - Tiger Thompson N was a 16-1 upset harness racing winner in the Open Pace at Dover Downs on Thursday night.

US Captain and driver Mike Cole, raced on an uncontested lead and set fractions of :26.4, :54.4 and 1:23.

At the five eights marker,  Slick Tony and Victor Kirby,  launched their bid from fourth and raced 1st up and coverless into a brisk thirty mile per hour wind.  Itsrockandroll A, the even odds favorite, caught a 2nd over journey.

Tiger Thompson N and Art Stafford Jr.encountered excess cover on the rim and circled four wide near the three quarters. 

Tiger Thompson N  powered by everyone in the stretch and won by a measured length in 1:51 flat.  He paid $35.60 for the win.

 

Tiger Thompson N is sired by Big Jim and is owned by Nanticoke Racing, Joshua Parker and S. Messick.  Joshua Parker is the trainer.

JJ Flynn, who was dead last at the head of the stretch, finished 2nd for trainer Chuck Crissman Jr.  Montrell Teague was the pilot. Itsrockandroll A finished third and is trained by Dylan Davis Corey Callahan was the driver.

Racing resumes on Monday at Dover Downs.  Post time is 4:30 pm.

For full race results, click here.
 
by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs
 
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