Day At The Track

Co-features at Vernon Downs

02:59 PM 21 Jul 2019 NZST
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Sweet Deisel, harness racing
Sweet Deisel
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Sweet Deisel (Dan Daley) and Tempster Hanover (Howard Parker) each captured a $5,000 harness racing co-featured pace at Vernon Downs on Saturday (July 20).

In the first of two co-features it was Western Toro (John MacDonald) to the front controlling all the early fractions (:26.3, :57.0, 1:25.4). Golden Gun (Claude Huckabone Jr.) popped out of the pocket and challenged Western Toro for the lead as they reached the stretch.

Sweet Deisel ($25.40), who is trained by Dan Daley for owners Ann-Mari Daley, James Crawford IV, and Crawford Farms Racing, would go three-wide in the stretch. It would turn into a two horse race in deep stretch between Golden Gun and Sweet Deisel. In the end Sweet Deisel was too strong and won in a lifetime best of 1:53.2. Golden Gun had to settle for second. Western Toro held on to finish third.

Sweet Deisel is a 3-year-old gelding by Sweet Lou. It was his fourth win this season. He now has six career victories.

Tempster Hanover ($14.20) romps in the second feature.

Daliocity (Ben McNeil) led to the first quarter in :27.2. Tempster Hanover then zoomed right by hitting the half in :55.4 and three quarters in 1:24.0. He is owned by Riley Asher-Staulbaum and trained by Misty Carey. When they hit the stretch it was all over. The 9-year-old gelding by Somebeachsomewhere won by five lengths in 1:51.3. Come Get The Cash (John MacDonald) came up late to finish a distant second. Rocknrollroyalty (Claude Huckabone Jr.) was third.

Tempster Hanover won for the second time this season. He now has 29 career victories.

Tempster Hanover

Vernon Downs returns to live racing with a 10 race card featuring two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Thursday (July 25). Post time is 6:10 p.m.

For more information go to www.vernondowns.com

John Horne for Vernon Downs

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