Day At The Track

Sassy Hanover wins Co-Feature

01:59 PM 15 May 2017 NZST
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Sassy Hanover
Sassy Hanover
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Sassy Hanover trained and driven by Claude Huckabone Jr., would defeat seven other harness racing geldings to capture the other feature ($7,300). Golden Gun would charge right for the lead and hold the lead before tiring in the stretch. Sassy Honover the 6 year old gelding by Cam's Card Shark would forge to the front to hold off the late charging Pointsman (Todd Frocione) for the victory in 1:51.01

Sassy Hanover, who is owned by Dennis and Simone Noud paid $12.20 for the win. Pointsman (Todd Frocione) would take second and Dragon Fever (John MacDonald) finished third.

The Filly Princess (Andy Gardner) would use a late move at the top of the stretch to steal the Fillies & Mares pace ($7,300).

Looney Dune (Ben McNeil) would take the lead right out of the gate. Purple N Gold (John MacDonald) would follow the filly almost the entire way. At the top of the stretch The Filly Princess would make a late move from fourth. The 9 year-old mare by Bettor's Delight would be forced three wide after Purple N Gold came out of the pocket. The Filly Princess would nip Looney Dune just before the wire to win in 1:53.2.

The Filly Princess ($46.60) is owned by Standardbred Ventures Inc. and trained by Gardner. Looney Dune settled for second and Purple N Gold was third.

Vernon Downs will resume live racing on Friday (May 19) at 6:45.

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