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Monday, May 15, 2017

Sassy Hanover wins Vernon Downs Co-Feature .

John Horne for Vernon Downs.

 Sassy Hanover trained and driven by Claude Huckabone Jr., would defeat seven other 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.