Saturday, July 17, 2010

Daley Deposit Only Paces to 10th Victory of 2010

The winning continued for driver Dan Daley and Daley Deposit Only in Saturday night’s $10,000 featured ninth race at Vernon Downs.

Daley, who delivered a pair of first-place finishes here last night (July 16), piloted Daley Deposit Only to a repeat victory in the week’s Miracle Mile-1 pacing feature.

After spurting to the early lead, Daley Deposit Only allowed Stonebridge Wish to take command and lead the select field to a third split in 1:25. The quick-striding 5-year-old gelding powered out of the pocket in the final furlong and rallied to post a two-length victory in 1:52.4.

Saturday’s score was the fourth at the Downs and the 10th this season for the homebred bay son of Artiscape-Sassy Cessiann, who is shared in ownership by breeder Ann-Mari Daley (Dan’s wife), Jared Daley, Robert Pergament and Richard Lombardo. It was the 22nd career tally for the lifetime winner of $220.854, who earned his 1:50.4 record here on July 5.

Cowboy Hanover (Luke Plano driving for trainer Rick Plano, plus owners Dave Haness and Maryann Plano), and Mata Harry (Chris Lems steering for trainer Kevin Gould and owner Elliot Misshula) shared honors for Saturday’s fastest mile, each stopping the timer in 1:51.3.

Lems also won with Patty’s Courage to log his eighth double of the meet, while Rick Plano was credited with a pair of training tallies.

DOWNS DOINGS—Leon Bailey, Vernon’s top provisional driver again this year, secured his 16th season’s score after a 1:56.1 trip behind Ehi Guaglione in Saturday’s 12 race…The Downs will offer live racing Thursday-Saturday next week, with first post at 6:55 p.m.