Day At The Track

In The Clear wins Vernon Downs feature

04:23 PM 30 Jul 2017 NZST
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In The Clear winning for the 17th time in his career with a lifetime best of 1:51.1
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In The Clear (Chris Lems) rallies to take the Vernon Downs harness racing featured pace ($6,000) on Saturday Night (July 29).

The big favorite Dreams Beachboy (John MacDonald) would take the early lead and hit the first quarter in :26.0. Big Game (Josh Kinney) would give a lot of lot of pressure forcing a :53.3 half. After they burned each other out, Skip Jive (Jimmy Whittemore) would take the lead hitting three-quarters in 1:22.0.

In The Clear (Western Ideal), who is owned by Victor Finocchiaro and trained by Jordan Hope, would then go on by and take over at the top of the stretch and hold off the late charge of Tundra (Truman Gale) to win in 1:51.1. Tundra (Cam's Card Shark) would have to settle for second best. Skip Jive (Rock N Roll Heaven) was third.

In The Clear ($8.90) would win for the fifth time this season and winning for the 17th time in his career with a lifetime best of 1:51.1.

Vernon Downs returns to live racing with a nine race card on Thursday (August 3) at 6:45 p.m.

For more information please go to www.vernondowns.com

John Horne for Vernon Downs

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