Day At The Track

Vernon Downs feature to Roll With Sparky

12:08 PM 16 Jun 2018 NZST
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Roll With Sparky, harness racing
Rill With Sparky wins with driver John MacDonald
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Roll With Sparky (John MacDonald) wins the featured fillies and mares pace ($8,000) on Friday night (June 15) at Vernon Downs.

Mydelight Bluechip (Ben McNeil) led the group into a first quarter of :27.3.

Roll With Sparky ($6.80) who is owned by James Graham, Lee Winters with Paul Tandlmayer and trained by MacDonald, took over the lead just before the half and put up all the rest of the numbers (:56.2, 1:24.1, 1:52.2). Blameitonthenight (Jimmy Whittemore) came charging late in the stretch but had to settle for second. Delilah De Vie (Claude Huckabone Jr. was third.

Roll With Sparky is a 4-year-old mare by Roll With Joe. It was her second win of the season and career victory number 12. MacDonald also won on the night with Drea's Good Powow ($6.20).

Claude Huckabone III also had two wins on the night. He won with Heart Crusher ($6.80) and Marquesa Seelster ($5.60).

Vernon Downs returns to live racing with a nine race card on Saturday (6-16) starting at 6:10 p.m.

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by John Horne, for Vernon Downs

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