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Golden Gun Wins Vernon Feature

Published: September 19, 2020 10:24 pm ET

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Golden Gun took the $3,600 featured pace at Vernon Downs on Saturday (Sept. 19).

Golden Gun squeezed in between horses and took the lead to the first quarter in :26.3. He used a :28.4 second quarter to hit the half first in :55.2. Rise Up Now followed in the pocket as Juxlivin My Dream was the first to make a move going first-over but could not gain much. Golden Gun led to three-quarters in 1:23.3.

As they made the turn for home Rise Up Now popped out of the pocket but was just spinning his wheels. Chatelroll found an opening in deep stretch and came charging late but Golden Gun held firm and won in 1:52.4. Chatelroll had to settle for second. Clouseau Hanover came up to finish third.

Golden Gun is a 10-year-old gelding by Headmaster. He is owned by the Wiz Kids Stables and trained by driver Jeff Sorenson. It was win No. two of 2020 and win No. 37 overall. He paid $19.80 to win.

Truman Gale, Chris Long, and Josh Kinney each had driving the doubles on the night. Gale won with Ladyyouaregorgeous ($17.60) and Mama’s Gift ($5.10). Long got wins with Wishyou’dtellme ($10.20) and Johnnysfirecracker ($16.40). Kinney reach the winner’s circle with Rocknroll Captain ($11.40) and Star Track Hanover ($32.20).

Into the last weekend of racing, Leon Bailey pulled ahead with 44 wins to lead all drivers in victories. He leads Vernon Downs legend John MacDonald by just one race. Kerin Warner got a victory and leads all trainers with 18 victories just one ahead of George Ducharme.

Just two live racing dates left at Vernon Downs this season, with cards on Friday (Sept. 25) and Saturday (Sat. 26) starting at 3:00 p.m. (EDT).

(Vernon Downs)

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