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Bailey Sweeps Vernon Features

Published: August 22, 2021 1:06 am ET

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Leon Bailey swept the co-features on Saturday (Aug. 21) at Vernon Downs.

Warrawee Unique cruised to an easy win in the $7,000 Open Pace.

Warrawee Unique got the lead and hit the first quarter first in :26. He used a :29.4 second quarter to get to the half first in :55.4. Calvin B was the first to make a move going first-over around the far turn. Warrawee Unique led to three-quarters 1:24.3.

As they made the turn for home, Calvin B fell out of it as Warrawee Unique turned on the after burners and sailed to an easy win in 1:51.1. Star Commander N came up to finish second. Luck N Roll K was third best.

Warrawee Unique is a five-year-old gelding by Sweet Lou. He is owned by Betcha Win Stable LLC and trained by Jeff Sorenson. It was his fifth win this season. He now has 13 victories. Leon Bailey piloted the $2.70 winner.

Discus Hanover captured the $7,000 Open Trot.

Discus Hanover went to the lead and was first to the quarter in :27. Majestic Sunset came first-over and they race side by side as they reached the backstretch. Majestic Sunset took control and led to the half in :56.2. As they went around the far turn Discus Hanover popped the pocket and attempted to re-take the lead. Majestic Sunset had a short lead to three-quarters in 1:25.1.

As they reached the stretch Discus Hanover was back in front and fought off the gritty second place finisher, Majestic Sunset and the late charging third pace finisher Credit List, to win in 1:54.

Discus Hanover is a four-year-old gelding by Credit Winner. He is owned by Phillip Hale and trainer David Dewhurst. It was his eighth win this season and 24th victory. Leon Bailey piloted the $4.90 winner.

Bailey teamed up with Sorenson for another win with Tragically Hep ($3.10). Bailey got his other win with Major Steel ($4.00). Sorenson had three training wins on the card. He trained and drove Golden Gun ($9.70) for his other victory.

Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Friday (Aug. 27). Post time is 6:10 p.m. (EDT).

(Vernon Downs)

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