Friday, July 16, 2010

Armbro Doyle Matches Season Record With 1:54.4 Win

Armbro Doyle remained king-of-the-trotting-hill at Vernon Downs following a 1:56.2 victory in Friday night’s $11,000 featured ninth race.

Fresh off a 1:57.2 triumph in last Saturday’s Miracle Mile-1 class here, Armbro Doyle raced as if he was the best and proved it with a front striding, 1-1/2 score over Skad’s Winner in this week’s top trotting test. As second choice in the wagering, he paid $7.20 to win.

Chuck Connor, Jr. drove for owner and trainer Scott West as the 7-year-old son of King Conch-Accompaniment secured his third season’s score (all at the Downs) and 18th overall, while lifting his career earnings to nearly $260,000.

Drivers Dan Daley (Miss Conway in 1:58.1 and Cider With Ice in 1:56.3) and Rick Plano (Sweet Baby Jane in 1:58 and Mr. Friendly in 1:57.3) each posted doubles during Friday’s 10-race program.

DOWNS DOINGS—Armbro Doyle and Southwind Samurai remained tied at 1:54.4 for the meet’s fastest trotting miles after 37 programs. Stonebridge Wish’s 1:49.4 track record pacing clocking is still tops at the Downs in 2010…Saturday’s 12-race card, which includes the Miracle Mile-1 pace in race nine, will get underway at 6:55 p.m.