Day At The Track

Bold Fresh wins Vernon Downs feature

02:28 PM 04 May 2019 NZST
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Bold Fresh now has 48 career victories
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Bold Fresh (Jimmy Whittemore) charges late to win the featured harness racing  trot ($6,000) at Vernon Downs on Friday (May 3).

Keystone Orion (John MacDonald) laid down all the early fractions (:27.4, :57.3, 1:26.3).

Bold Fresh ($9.50), who is owned and trained by Marrisa Chadbourne, was third after the three-quarter mark and went flying in the stretch to win easily in 1:56.4. Keystone Orion held on to finish second. First Call (Homer Hochstetler) was third best.

Bold Fresh is a 10-year-old gelding by Cantab Hall . It was his third straight win on the season. He now has 48 career victories.

Whittemore won two more on the night. Whittemore's other victories came with Glory Jean ($7.80), and Air Dynamic ($6.20).

Ben McNeil had a driving double. He notched his wins with Gimmesomeroom ($27.00), and Mydelight Bluechip ($7.20).

Live racing returns on Saturday (May 4) as we celebrate "Derby Day" at Vernon Downs with a special post time of 4:30 p.m. There will be a Derby Hat Contest. The Registration is at 4 p.m. with the Judging taking place after race four. There will also be two derby dream bets. Two lucky contestants will get a chance to bet $500 each to win on any horse in the Kentucky Derby and get to keep all of their winnings.

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John Horne for Vernon Downs.

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