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Spoiler Alert takes feature at Vernon Downs

Posted 8/8/22

Spoiler Alert and driver Frank Affrunti were upset winners in the featured $7,900 Open Trot at Vernon Downs on Saturday.

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Spoiler Alert takes feature at Vernon Downs

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VERNON — Spoiler Alert and driver Frank Affrunti were upset winners in the featured $7,900 Open Trot at Vernon Downs on Saturday.

Discus Hanover (Truman Gale) went straight to the front. Race favorite Jenny Lake (Justin Huckabone) came first-up to challenge heading to the first turn but went off-stride before the quarter.

Discus Hanover was first to the quarter in 27.3 seconds and hit the half first in 58 seconds. Discus Hanover cruised to three-quarters in 1:27. 

As they made the turn for home Yankees Beast (Joe Nassimos) came first up to challenge. Discus Hanover dug in but Spoiler Alert ($33.40) found an opening on the inside and squeezed through to win in a seasonal best of 1:55.1. Discus Hanover had to settle for second best. Yankees Beast finished third.

Spoiler Alert is an 8-year-old gelding by Chapter Seven. He is owned by Jeff Hayes and trained by Misty Carey. It was his fourth win this season. He now has 25 career victories.

Huckabone drove three winners on the card. Affrunti and Tyler Rush had driving doubles. Karin Warner and Jessica Okusko had training doubles.

Live racing returns to Vernon Downs on Friday with New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings with a post time of 6:05 p.m.

For more information, go to www.vernondowns.com

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