Day At The Track

Vernon Downs twin co-features

10:00 AM 29 Sep 2019 NZDT
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Sweet Deisel (Dan Daley) and Brookdale Bruiser (John MacDonald) each capture their respective harness racing $6,000 co-features at Vernon Downs on Saturday (September 28).

Sweet Deisel ($12.40) comes flying late to grab the first $6,000 featured pace.

Golden Gun (Claude Huckabone Jr.) took the lead just before hitting the first quarter in :26.1. He maintained the lead at the halfway mark in :55.0. Sometimes Said (John MacDonald) hit the three-quarter mark first in 1:23.1.

Sweet Deisel, who is trained by Dan Daley for owners Ann Mari Daley, James Crawford IV, and Crawford Farms Racing. was eighth at the half mile mark. He was seventh after three-quarters. The gelding weaved through the field in deep stretch and snuck by Golden Gun to win with a new lifetime best mile of 1:53.0. Golden Gun was second best with Golden Brit (Howard Parker) getting third money.

Sweet Deisel is a 3-year-old gelding by Sweet Lou. It was his fifth win this season and ninth career victory.

Brookdale Bruiser ($13.60) pops the pocket in the stretch to win the second $6,000 featured pace.

Daliocity (Howard Parker) controlled all the early fractions (:27.2, :57.1, 1:25.4).

Brookdale Bruiser, who is owned by the JP Stables and trained by MacDonald, followed until they reached the stretch. He looked like a rocket in deep stretch blowing by to win in 1:53.4. Daliocity had to settle for second. Poisonous (Jimmy Whittemore) finished third.

Brookdale Bruiser is a 5-year-old gelding by Roll With Joe. It was his eighth win of 2019. He now owns 16 career victories.

MacDonald drove three winners on the night. He got his other wins with Jenny Lake ($18.20), and Lyons Johnny ($6.80).

Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Friday (October 6) with a starting time of 6:10 p.m.

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by John Horne, for Vernon Downs



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