'Lucan', Credit List Win Vernon Features

Published: April 24, 2021 11:22 pm EDT

Lucan Hanover and Credit List captured the co-features at Vernon Downs on Saturday (April 24).

Lucan Hanover hung on to win the $7,000 Open Pace.

Lucan Hanover went to the front and hit the first quarter in :27.1. Wind Blast followed tightly in the pocket as Lucan Hanover led to the half in :56.3. Lucan Hanover continued to lead as he hit three-quarters first in 1:24.3.

Wind Blast popped out of the pocket as they made the turn for home. Lucan Hanover and Wind Blast traded blows all the way down the stretch with neither one giving an inch. As they hit the wire, Lucan Hanover held on by a nose to win in 1:52.1. Wind Blast had to settle for second with Star Commander N getting third money.

Lucan Hanover is an 11-year-old gelding by Western Ideal. He is owned and trained by Robin Mangiardi. It was his first win of 2021. He now has 53 wins. Mangiardi and Long also combined for a win with Getawayall Hanover ($5.10). Chris Long drove the $12.80 winner.

Credit List got his fourth-straight victory taking the $7,000 Open Trot.

Lucky June Bug took the lead and hit the first quarter first in :26.3. He used a :29.4 second quarter to hit the half in :56.2. He was first to three-quarters in 1:25.1.

Credit List came first over just before three-quarters. He blew right by in the stretch to win in a lifetime best of 1:53.2. Spoiler Alert came charging late to finish second. Winding Hill was third.

Credit List is a six-year-old gelding by Credit Winner. Huckabone trains for owner Jonathan Applebaum. It was his sixth win of the season. He now has 17 victories. Justin Huckabone drove the $5.00 winner.

Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Friday (April 23) at 6:10 p.m. (EDT).

(Vernon Downs)

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