Vernon, NY — Chatelroll (Frank Affrunti) and Credit List (Justin Huckabone) captured the co-features at Vernon Downs on Saturday (May 8).
Chatelroll ($3.40) was impressive in the $7,000 Open Pace.
Bruce’s Magic (Leon Bailey) took control and hit the first quarter in :27. He remained in charge and hit the half first in :56.3. Wind Blast (Justin Huckabone) came first-over as they approached the final turn. Chatelroll made his move going three-wide as Wind Blast hit three-quarters first in 1:24.1.
As they made the turn for home the race was over as Chatelroll came flying down the stretch to secure his second straight Open win at Vernon in 1:52.1. Bruce’s Magic was second best with Wind Blast getting third.
Chatelroll is a 5-year-old horse by Roll With Joe. He is trained by George Ducharme for the Purple Haze Stables. He is now two for two in 2021. He now has 13 career victories.
Credit List ($5.10) nailed Spoiler Alert (Truman Gale) to take the $7,000 Open Trot.
American JJ (Michael Miller) was the first to get a call but Spoiler Alert took control before hitting the first quarter in :27.1. He used a :29.3 second quarter to hit the half in :56.4. Bourbon Express (John MacDonald) was the first to make a move as they headed for the last turn. Spoiler Alert would shake him off and led to three-quarters in 1:25.1.
Credit List found himself last at the half and was fourth after three-quarters. He would make his move down the stretch. Spoiler Alert was game but Credit List was too strong in the end and won in 1:54.1. Spoiler Alert settled for second with Winding Hill (Jimmy Whittemore) coming up to get third.
Credit List is a 6-year-old gelding by Credit Winner. He is owned by Jonathan Applebaum and trained by Huckabone. It was his fifth win in a row and seventh of the season. He now has 18 career victories.
Brennan Enos (pictured) is the Bourbon Express Groom of the week at Vernon Downs.
Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Friday (May 14) starting at 6:10 p.m.
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