VERNON — Vernon Downs hosted eight $50,000 Excelsior “A” finals on Saturday.
Debs Prince Hall and driver Alek Chartrand came back late to win the freshmen trotting colts and geldings final in 1:59.2. Southwind Rifle was second with Barn Bully third.
Debs Prince Hall is a colt by Conway Hall-Debs Princess. Owned by Richard Vale and trained by Chartrand. It was career win number three.
Nadina Hanover (Wally Hennessey) hung on to win the final for 2-year-old pacing fillies in 1:54.1. Flip The Script had to settle for second. American Jazz finished third.
Nadina Hanover is a filly by American Ideal-New Album. She is owned by the Dune Road Stables and trained by R Nifty Norman. It was her third career win.
Impact Jane and driver Wally Hennessey ($19.60) were the upset winners in the final for 2-year-old trotting fillies. Impact Jane held off a late charge from second-place finisher Adjure Hanover to get her first career victory in 1:56.2. Je Suis Si Belle was third best.
Impact Jane is a filly by E L Titan-Miss Gibbons. She is owned by Howard Gill and trained by George Ducharme.
Jovian (Wally Hennessey) charged late to win the final for freshmen pacing colts and geldings. Jovian (17.20) won his first career race in 1:53.4. Shakertown came up to finish second. Power Blu was third.
Jovian is a gelding by Roll With Joe-Kings Ideal. He is owned by Curran Racing, Adam Friedland and trainer Eve Bergeron.
Chapolier (Jordan Stratton) captured the final for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings. The win was in a lifetime best of 1:54.2. Barn Hall was second best as Creditrina finished third.
Chapolier is a gelding by Chapter Seven. He is owned by William Hartt and trained by Lance Hudson. It was his third win of the season and his career.
Therewasthisgirl (Tyler Buter) dominated the sophomores in the pacing fillies final, winning easily in a lifetime best of 1:51.4. Itzpapalotl finished second. Relay Roll collected third money.
Therewasthisgirl is a filly by So Surreal. She is owned by Heather Marshall and trainer George Ducharme. She won for the fifth time this season.
Cindy Michelle (John Stark Jr.) took the 3-year-old trotting fillies final. Cindy Michelle won a battle down the stretch to win in 1:56. Izzy Demsky had to settle for second with You Make It Easy getting third.
Cindy Michelle is a filly by E L Titan. She is trained by Stark Jr. for owners Peter Barbato and Sam Bova Racing. Despite no races as a two-year old she has eight wins this season.
Isaac (Tyler Buter) won a close one in the sophomore pacing colts and geldings final. Isaac ($19.80) chased down the leader late to get the victory in a lifetime best mile of 1:51.3. Bolt Power was second. Trevor’s Ace came up to finish third.
Isaac is a colt by American Ideal. He is owned by Amy Cable and trained by George Ducharme. It was his fourth win this season and the eighth win of his career.
Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Friday.
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