The Tuesday, Feb. 7 racing program at Dover Downs was filled with Swan for Alls that hit the board, including Swan in Motion, who was a winner in the upper conditioned trot. Driven by Corey Callahan, the Indiana sired trotter dominated the field with a win in 1:54.4.
Starting from post four, Swan in Motion shot straight out to the lead, posting the first panel in :27.4 before the outside traffic began to form at the half in :57.3. Swan in Motion picked up the tempo heading to the three-quarters in 1:26.1 with fellow Indiana sired mare Swan’s Maid leading the outside charge with Jason Thompson in the bike.
Around the final turn, Swan in Motion began to increase his control of the race and trotted away from the field, winning by four and one-quarter lengths, a final quarter in :28.3. Not for Moni and Allan Davis moved up for second over Swan’s Maid for third.
Swan in Motion paid $2.80 as the favorite of the field. The six-year-old stallion is owned by Howard Taylor and trained by Dylan Davis. Lyle Slabach bred the stallion, who made the bulk of his $604,000 bankroll in Indiana. His career best time remains at 1:52.4 taken as a four-year-old at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Overall, he has 25 career wins and his victory Tuesday was the first of the year.
Another Indiana sired trotting winner on the night was Cantab’s Master, also driven by Callahan. The eight-year-old son of Mr Cantab, went to the lead after the quarter and kept on rolling, scoring a seven length win in 1:56.1. Special Miss and Mike Cole finished second over Sheezafrostedflame and Allan Davis for third.
Cantab’s Master paid $4.40 for the win. He is owned by Amanda Malone and Peter Marsh and is trained by Marsh. Oakwood Farms bred the gelding, who earned his second win of 2023. Overall, he has 19 wins and more than $168,000 in earnings with a career best time of 1:55.1 taken as a four-year-old at Harrah’s Philadelphia.
Chaste kicked off the night with a win in the first race for Allan Davis. The four-year-old daughter of Always a Virgin moved to the lead at the half and extended her advantage to four and three-quarters at the wire in 1:57.0.
Chaste was a bit of a surprise winner, paying $23.60 for the win. She is owned by Willard Hall Jr., who is also the breeder. Brian Wright trains the mare, who scored her first career win in the effort.