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Calvin B, Discus Hanover Best At Vernon

Published: July 18, 2021 12:52 am ET

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Calvin B and Discus Hanover grabbed the co-features at Vernon Downs on Saturday (July 17).

Calvin B charged late to get his 50th win when taking the $7,000 Open Pace.

Stratosphere went to the front and led to the first quarter in :26.2. He used a :30.2 second quarter to hit the half in :56.3. Bruces Magic made a first-over move and pressured Stratosphere all around the final turn.

As they made the turn for home Stratosphere shook over Bruces Magic. Calvin B found an opening and popped the pocket in deep stretch. He got by just before hitting the wire in 1:52.4. Stratosphere held on for second. Bruces Magic finished third best.

Calvin B is an 11-year-old gelding by Bettors Delight. He is owned by Delores Smiel and trained by Jimmy Nickerson. It was his fourth win of the season. Jimmy Whittemore drove the $22.00 winner.

Discus Hanover held on to capture the $7,000 Open Trot.

Discus Hanover went to the front and led to the first quarter in :27.2. He used a :31.2 second-quarter breather to hit the half in :58.4. Credit List made his move first over from fifth as they headed to the final turn. Discus Hanover remained in front hitting three-quarters in 1:28.3.

As they made the turn for home Credit List and Discus Hanover were side by side and battled tooth and nail all the way down the stretch. Discus Hanover dug down deep and won in 1:56.1. Credit List had to settle for second. Ulster finished third.

Discus Hanover is a four-year-old gelding by Credit Winner. He is owned by Phillip Hale and trainer David Dewhurst. That was his sixth win this season. He now has 20 victories. Leon Bailey drove the $5.60 winner.

Bailey and Frank Affrunti each drove three winners on the night. Bailey’s other wins came with Windsong Ingenius ($6.90) and Cache All The Way ($6.80). Affrunti finished first with Summer Chrome ($4.90), Huntanover ($4.60), and Seel The Deal N ($9.20).

Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Friday (July 23). Post time is 6:10 p.m. (EDT).

(Vernon Downs)

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