Day At The Track

Its Chocolate Time takes Vernon feature

01:33 PM 11 Aug 2018 NZST
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Jimmy Whittemore, harness racing
Jimmy Whittemore won with Its Chocolate Time

Its Chocolate Time (Jimmy Whittemore) took the featured trot ($5,500) at Vernon Downs on Friday (August 10).

Namje (Gates Brunet) took them to the first quarter in :27.4.

Its Chocolate Time then took control leading to the half in :57.1 and three-quarters in 1:26.1. Trained by Patti Harmon for owners Joel Kahan and Harmon Racing Stable, he just cruised in the stretch to win in 1:56.2. Some Royalty (Claude Huckabone III) came charging late to finish second. Bluffton (Jay Hochstetler) was third.

Its Chocolate Time is a 6-year-old gelding by Chocolatier. It was his third win this season and ninth victory in his career.

Dangerousprecedent (Whittemore) was victorious in the fillies and mares feature ($5,500).

Dangerousprecedent ($5.30) put up all the numbers winning from gate-to-wire (:27.0, :56.0, 1:23.4 1:52.3). Surreal Feeling (John MacDonald) finished second. Bad Medicine (Claude Huckabone III) was third best.

Dangerousprecedent is a 5-year-old mare by Western Terror. Owned by David Glazer with Prince Lee Acres and trained by Jim Nickerson. It was her third win this season and ninth time she visited the winner's circle in her career.

Vernon Downs leading driver Jimmy Whittemore added two more wins on the card giving him four wins on the night. His other wins came with Budget Buster ($3.60) and Love Live Laugh ($5.30)

Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Saturday (August 11) with a 12 race card starting at 6:10 p.m.

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by John Horne, for Vernon Downs

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