Several Indiana horses scored victories Tuesday, Jan. 23 at Dover Downs, including longshot Ibite Ask Doug. The petite Indiana sired gelding earned a near gate to wire effort in a time of 1:58.2 in the Non Winners of 1 event.
Ibite Ask Doug and trainer-driver Kim Vincent left the gate from post four in search of the lead, along with several other horses to his inside. He kept on task and got a little rough at times trying to achieve his goal but he was finally able to cross over before the quarter in :29.1. Heading down the homestretch the first time, What’s the Craic and Corey Callahan came roaring to the outside with intentions of making the top but the closest they could get was on the outside of I’mroddythebagman and Declan Donoway, who trailed Ibite Ask Doug in second along the inside. Ibite Ask Doug continued to lead the way through the three-quarters in 1:28.4 and horses began to move three wide trying to gain ground on the leader. However, the Indiana gelding kept up the tempo and moved into the stretch with the lead.
Midway through the lane, I’mroddythebagman had the best shot of catching Ibite Ask Doug and moved to the outside, but he could not reach the leader, finishing one length back in second at the wire. TH Boomtown and Art Stafford Jr. moved up on the outside to finish third.
Ibite Ask Doug paid $106.20 for the win. The four-year-old son of Tellitlikeitis is also owned by Vincent. Charles Kline bred the gelding from his former race mare Goose’s Weedie, who raced for the Mike Hollenback Stable during her career. Vincent has owned the gelding since last August. He tried his luck on both the Indiana Sired Fair Circuit and Harrah’s Hoosier Park but could not reach the winner’s circle until his win at Dover.
Ibite Ask Doug is the first foal from Goose’s Weedie, who took a mark of 1:52 during her career and made more than $237,000. She has a three-year-old filly by Freaky Feet Pete named Flash Little Rosie and a yearling filly by Freaky Feet Pete named Dojea Goose. Goose’s Weedie was the winner of the $220,000 Super Final as a two-year-old for her connections. Later in her career she competed at the top end of the conditioned races in the Fillies and Mares Open both in Indiana and in Ohio. Dojea Stables now owns her and she is part of their brood mare fleet in Indiana.
Another four-year-old by Tellitlikeitis was a winner on the Tuesday card at Dover with Sharingthecost and Allan Davis earning their first win in the counterpart non winners of one for fillies and mares. The Jason Johnson trained mare sat in third early on before powering to the lead around the final turn and fending off challengers at the wire, winning by a head over Fourteencaratmind and Victory Kirby. Hungry Lady and Tim Tetrick finished third.
Sharingthecost paid $4.80 and is owned by Mulligan Stables, Calcutta Stable, Chris Ridgeway, and Jason Johnson. Menno Lengacher and Roger Melcher bred the mare, who won her first race in 1:59.1. It was her 36th start over three years of action and she now has more than $30,000 on her card. She also tried her luck in Indiana on the ISFC circuit and at Harrah’s Hoosier Park before venturing to the East Coast.