Revealed: November 25, 2020 9:19 pm ET
Tim Tetrick noticed Fortify in an ideal place to pounce on a susceptible pacesetter and seize the $325,000 Progress Tempo for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Wednesday (Nov. 25) at Dover Downs.
A subject of eight sophomore pacers lined up for the profitable stakes occasion, with late season standouts No Lou Zing and Cattlewash drawing posts seven and eight, respectively. Each colts had been forwardly positioned off the gate however Tattoo Artist (Yannick Gingras) outsprinted all of them from put up six. Favoured No Lou Zing (Dexter Dunn) cast on with front-end intentions, however paid a value to seize the lead. Tattoo Artist fronted the sector by way of a :25.2 opening quarter with No Lou Zing clearing to the highest simply earlier than a :53 half.
Fortify was settled in fifth behind second selection Cattlewash (David Miller) and compelled Miller’s hand by shifting into the outer movement. That transfer flushed Cattlewash from fourth, and Miller superior his cost first up down the backstretch. The third quarter was reached in 1:20.2, with Tetrick sensing this was the time to maneuver three-wide with Fortify. Cattlewash was not advancing, however Fortify was across the far flip and loomed the hazard for the pacesetting No Lou Zing. In deep stretch, No Lou Zing fought valiantly however Fortify’s more energizing legs proved the distinction. Fortify tripped the timer in 1:48.2, a half-length higher than his stablemate. Catch The Hearth (Mike Wilder) closed between horses to finish the triactor.
A homebred of Diamond Creek Racing, Fortify (Candy Lou – Cant Cease Me Now) picked up his fourth win of the season in 14 begins. Since a midseason shift to the secure of coach Nancy Takter, Fortify has compiled a 3-1-2 abstract from 9 outings.
The 2020 Progress Tempo concludes Grand Circuit stakes exercise for 2020.
Two $100,000 DSBF finals had been held at Dover Downs for two-year-old colt and filly pacers on the Progress Tempo undercard.
The “Ramona Hubbard” for the filly pacers was gained by Littlebagoftricks (Roddys Baggage Once more-Bit Of Trick) in 1:52.4, a brand new lifetime report and stakes report for the filly. Driver Russell Foster engineered the victory for coach/co-owner Josh Inexperienced and co-owners Charles Cochran, III and Richard Lombardo. The place filly was Hey Hey Dbay adopted by Stealing Bases.
The colt pacers noticed an enormous upset as 59-1 shot Downtown Show (Delmarvalous-Gradual Down Rita) scored a maiden-breaking win in 1:54 for driver Allan Davis and coach Les Givens. Owned by Henry Faragalli III, Arthur Feeney, and (daughter of Ramona Hubbard) Teresa Givens’ Nanticoke Racing, Inc. Second was the Harrington DSBF closing winner, Subban with Zs Dream ending third.
(with recordsdata from DSBF)