Day At The Track

Jack Vernon roughs it out in Open Trot

10:08 AM 05 Feb 2020 NZDT
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Jack Vernon and driver Tim Tetrick
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DOVER, DE - Jack Vernon makes it two out of three wins in the Winners Over/Open Trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday night.

Elysium Lindy and Home’n Dry left quickly and established an early race position.  Elysium Lindy forced Home’n Dry to take a seat in the pocket at the quarterpole.

The 4/5 race favorite, Jack Vernon lingered on the outside for the speed to settle, then made his move. 

Elysium Lindy cut the early fractions of a rapid :26.1 then backed the half to :55.3, a 29.2 quarter.

Nearing the half Jack Vernon and driver Tim Tetrick made their move and pounced on the leader and pressured Elysium Lindy to the three quarters in 1:23.1.  They trotted a 27.3 third quarter. 

Home’N Dry vacated the pocket near the three quarter pole and anticipated a 2nd over journey behind Jack Vernon that would carry him into the stretch.  Unfortunately, Home’N Dry made a break.  

Jack Vernon disposed of a tiring pace setter Elysium Lindy. The 7 year old trotted clear by the field in the stretch. 

 

Blue Bird Jesse was able to avoid the breaking Home’N Dry near the three quarter pole and closed to be second.  

Faithfulandtrue closed from last to pick up the show spot.

Jack Vernon won by a safe, length in 1:53. He scored his second win in three starts against Open company at Dover Downs.

He is owned by Howard Taylor and Mike Casalino Jr. and trained by Dylan Davis.

Bluebird Jesse finished 2nd for driver Alan Davis and trainer Jim King Jr. Faithfulandtrue and driver Mike Cole for trainer Joe Columbo earned the show spot.

Valuable Art looks to make it back to back wins in 10th race  Mares Open Pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday night. Post Time is 4:30 pm.

by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs
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