Drivers and each scored three victories on the Labor Day matinee program at Vernon Downs.
Gale picked up victories in the first race with Mass Appeal (-Pana Colada), the seventh race with Psyched ( -Psychotherapist), and the tenth and final race with Funny Photo ( -American Jean). Funny Photo was sent off as the even-money favorite and certainly trotted that way, winning by a comfortable margin of five lengths in a final time of 1:57.
Whittemore won the third race with the betting favorite, How Bout Cash (-Hot Chili Girl), the sixth race with Ehi Guaglione ( -Her Eyes Only), and the eighth race with Jokerman ( -Shark Tail).
The drive with Jokerman might have been the most impressive of the day for Whittemore. The horse was sent off at 26-1 and sat last in the field of seven through the three-quarter mark before weaving through traffic in the stretch to strike the front before the wire and win, returning $54 for those who backed him.
The $3,500 feature race on the Monday program was the ninth race, which was a work of art by the winner Daley Lovin (-Dreamsrmadeofthis).
Trainer-driversent Daley Lovin immediately to the lead and was never threatened after that. The colt built up an eight-length lead through three-quarters and continued to pull away through the stretch, eventually building a winning margin of sixteen lengths. The fractions were 27.2 for the quarter, 56.3 for the half, 1:24.3 for three-quarters, and a final time of 1:53.4.
The complete order of finish for the ninth race was: Daley Lovin, Sonnewald, Im-A-Gangster, Paradise Paintball, Tellmehowyoulikeit, Lucy, and Dewlalula.
Daley Lovin is owned by Ann-Mari Daley of Lake Worth, Florida and Jirl LLC of Yonkers, New York.
by Michael Chamberlain, for Vernon Downs