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Southwind Trini much the best in Vernon distaff

02:10 PM 03 Oct 2014 NZDT
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Southwind Trini and driver Jim Marohn, Jr.
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Karma Racing's Southwind Trini ($11.00) got the jump on her six rivals in Thursday (October 2) night's $10,000 Mares Open Pace at Vernon Downs, brushing to the lead upon arrival on the backstretch, kicking clear for a 1:51.3 triumph.
 
Now a 24-time winner, the six-year-old Rocknroll Hanover mare was involved in stringing out dueling leaders Park N Orchard (Claude Huckabone, III) and Seascape Hanover (Aaron Byron) before settling just off a sizzling :25.4 first quarter.
 
Jim Marohn, Jr. then made his move with Southwind Trini on the backstretch, clearing easily through a more reasonable :54.3 half mile. With odds-on favorite Arodasi (Chris Lems) behind slowly developing cover at the back of the pack with a quarter mile to go, Marohn turned Southwind Trini loose, extending the lead to four lengths past mid-stretch.
 
Meanwhile, Arodasi--carried five-wide--charged gamely down the stand side to pass Dirty Girty (John Cummings, Jr.), who was carried four-wide after a mild first-over rally. The heavily backed Arodasi only could muster second, as Southwind Trini held clear by 2-1/2 lengths while kept to task. Dirty Girty stayed on for third.
 
Patti Harmon handles the training duties of Southwind Trini, who earned a new lifetime mark with her seventh win on the year.
 
Live racing returns to Vernon Downs on Friday (October 3) evening, with first post set for 6:45 p.m. EDT.
 
by James Witherite, Vernon Downs
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