Day At The Track

Cole Muffler mare wins in 1:50.2

06:00 PM 16 May 2015 NZST
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Let's Go Higher draws clear off a pocket trip for a 1:50.2 victory in the $10,000 Mares Open Pace at Vernon Downs.
Let's Go Higher draws clear off a pocket trip for a 1:50.2 victory in the $10,000 Mares Open Pace at Vernon Downs.
Taking advantage of a pocket trip behind the pace-setting Purity, Let's Go Higher ($3.80) struck the front in upper-stretch, holding clear of a late bid from The Filly Princess to win Friday evening's (May 15) featured $10,000 Mares Open Pace at the harness racing meeting at Vernon Downs.

Simon Allard settled into the pocket with the seven-year-old Cole Muffler mare, drafting behind 17-1 outsider Purity (Claude Huckabone, Jr.) through sectionals of :26.4, :55.1, and 1:23.1.

At the top of the stretch, Let's Go Higher vacated the pocket, pushing clear of a tiring Purity at the eighth pole and edging clear by 1-3/4 lengths in 1:50.2.

The Filly Princess (Truman Gale) rallied late off a tracking trip to take second, while Table Talk (Bart Dalious) kicked cover to take third after racing from the back of the pack early.
 

Heidi Rohr trains Let's Go Higher for owner Jesse DeLong.
 

Saturday evening's 14-race pari-mutuel card features four divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies, with Ron Burke trainee Sassa Hanover (2-1 morning line favorite, Andy McCarthy up) making her three-year-old debut in the evening's $30,450 fifth race.

Post time is 6:45 p.m., with a non-wagering Excelsior event carded for 6:30 p.m.

James Witherite

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