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Spoiler Alert; Spoiler Alert takes feature

01:17 PM 19 Oct 2019 NZDT
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Spoiler Alert and driver Leon Bailey
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Spoiler Alert (Leon Bailey) takes the $7,000 featured harness racing trot at Vernon Downs on Friday (October 18).

Only Passing Thru (Jimmy Whittemore) took early control hitting the quarter in :27.4. He would use a :29.1 second quarter to hit the half in :57.0. Majestic Fire (Dan Daley) went first over just before Only Passing threw hit three-quarters in 1:25.2.

Spoiler Alert ($8.50), who is owned by Jeff Hayes and trained by Misty Carey, followed in third as they made the turn for home. He came flying in the stretch to win in 1:54.4. Majestic Fire finished second. Only Passing Thru had to settle for third money.

Spoiler Alert is a 6-year-old gelding by Chapter Seven. It was his seventh win this season. He now has 14 career victories.

Driver Jimmy Whittemore and trainer Marrisa Chadbourne combined for three wins on the night. They finished first with Love Live Laugh ($34.80), Blameitonthenight ($14.60), and JL Wonder Woman ($3.80).

With five live racing days left John MacDonald leads all drivers with 108 wins. Howard Parker is currently sitting in second place with 82 victories. Jimmy Whittemore is third with 78 trips to the winner's circle. Leon Bailey is fourth with 43 tallies. Claude Huckabone III is fifth with 36 wins.

John MacDonald also leads all trainers in wins. He currently has 44 victories. Marissa Chadbourne is just one behind with 43 first place finishes. Jennifer Lappe is third with 34 wins. Homer Hochstetler is fourth with 33 tallies. Jessica Okusko rounds out the top five with 31 wins.

Vernon Downs returns to live racing with a 12 race card on Saturday (October 19) at 6:10 p.m.

For more information go to www.vernondowns.com.

by John Horne ,for Vernon Downs

 

 

 


 

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