Special Prosecutor Wins Vernon Feature Saturday

Special Prosecutor
Published: September 16, 2023 10:47 pm EDT

Special Prosecutor ($4.90) and Steeven Genois took the $7,500 featured trot on Saturday (Sept. 16) at Vernon Downs.

Valottalove (John MacDonald) went to the front and led to the quarter in :28.1. He slowed things down using a second quarter of :30.2 to be first to the half in :58.3. Special Prosecutor made his move first-over going around the final turn. Valottalove was first to three-quarters in 1:26.3. Valottalove and Special Prosecutor battled down the stretch. Special Prosecutor took control but had to brace for a late charge from second-place finisher Lepanto (Barton Dalious). Special Prosecutor dug in to win in 1:56.1. Star Track Hanover (Dylan Huckabone-Miller) finished third.

Special Prosecutor is a five-year-old gelding by Chapter Seven, owned by Phillip Hale and trainer David Dewhurst. The win was his sixth this season and he now has 11 career victories.

Huckabone-Miller and MacDonald each had driving doubles. Dewhurst had a training double.

Live harness racing returns on Friday, Sept. 22 at 6:05 p.m.

(With files from Vernon Downs)