Sweet Deisel, Tempster Hanover win Vernon co-features

Vernon, NY — Sweet Deisel (Dan Daley) and Tempster Hanover (Howard Parker) each captured the $5,000 co-featured pacing events at Vernon Downs on Saturday (July 20).

In the first of two co-features it was Western Toro (John MacDonald) to the front controlling all the early fractions (:26.3, :57.0, 1:25.4).  Golden Gun (Claude Huckabone Jr.) popped out of the pocket and challenged Western Toro for the lead as they reached the stretch.

Sweet Deisel pulled off the shocker in the co-feature at Vernon Downs Saturday. Fotowon Photo.

Sweet Deisel ($25.40), who is trained by Dan Daley for owners Ann-Mari Daley, James Crawford IV, and Crawford Farms Racing, would go three-wide in the stretch.  It would turn into a two-horse race in deep stretch between Golden Gun and Sweet Deisel.  In the end, Sweet Deisel was too strong and won in a lifetime best of 1:53.2.  Golden Gun had to settle for second.  Western Toro held on to finish third.

Sweet Deisel is a 3-year-old gelding by Sweet Lou.  It was his fourth win this season and his sixth career win.

Tempster Hanover ($14.20) romped in the second feature.

Tempster Hanover continued the night of upsetters with a powerful 5-length win in the co-feature at Vernon Downs. Fotowon Photo.

Daliocity (Ben McNeil) led to the first quarter in :27.2.  Tempster Hanover then zoomed right by hitting the half in :55.4 and three quarters in 1:24.0.  He is owned by Riley Asher-Staulbaum and trained by Misty Carey.  When they hit the stretch it was all over.  The 9-year-old gelding by Somebeachsomewhere won by five lengths in 1:51.3.  Come Get The Cash (John MacDonald) came up late to finish a distant second.  Rocknrollroyalty (Claude Huckabone Jr.) was third.

Tempster Hanover won for the second time this season and now has 29 career victories.

Vernon Downs returns to live racing with a 10 race card featuring two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Thursday (July 25).  Post time is 6:10 p.m.

For more information go to www.vernondowns.com

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