Swan’s Maid literally swam to the finish line as a rain soaked Dover Downs featured trotters in several categories Tuesday, Nov. 22. The Indiana sired trotting mare scored the open length win in 1:58.3 for the win in the $6,000 conditioned event.
Starting from post eight, Swan’s Maid never saw the rail in the first half of the race. She was parked around the first turn near the back of the pack and opted to head toward the leaders before the quarter in :27.1 set by Sky Marshal and Tim Tetrick. Jim Morand kept Swan’s Maid on task to pursue the top spot and before the half, had to tip three wide to continue pursuing the top spot. Heading down the backstretch, Swan’s Maid ran down Sky Marshal and took over the lead, drawing away from the field at the three-quarters in 1:28.1
Swan’s Maid continued her dominance into the stretch and to the wire, winning by six and one-half lengths with a final quarter in :30.2. Sky Marshal maintained ground for second over Ginger Tree Skyr and Corey Callahan for third.
Swan’s Maid paid $15.60 for the win. The five-year-old daughter of Swan for All is owned by Nanticoke Racing and C. Cain of Delaware. Les Givens trains the mare bred by Mast Standardbreds.
Swan’s Maid earned her fourth win of the season and her 13th overall. She now has in excess of $114,000 on her card with her career best time of 1:55.1 taken last year at Dover Downs. It was her first win since March at Dover Downs. The one-time Indiana Sires Stakes contender for the Joe Putnam barn. Swan’s Maid completed her three-year-old season with Putnam before moving to Dover where she has been with the Les Givens stable since that time. Swan’s Maid was a $32,000 yearling purchase at the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale.