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Delano and Brookroad Knight capture NYSS events on Wednesday night
Delano and Brookroad Knight continued their winning ways during Wednesday
night's $132,236 New York Sires Stakes feature for 3-year-old male trotters at
The crowd's choice Delano ($3.30) delivered
his third straight NYSS score with a 1:55 performance in Wednesday's seventh
session, while Brookroad Knight ($15.40) upset the favorite Coraggioso with a
career-best 1:53.4 effort in the ninth race.
Delano holds off Trouble to win in 1:55
Trainer Ray Schnittker, who owns Delano along
with Tom Vassiliou, Nicholas Tallarico and the Delano Stable, was at the
controls as the son of Credit Winner-Kelly Hall took command in the first turn
and remained in charge the rest of the way, holding off a late-charge by Trouble
to earn a half-length score.Mado Dream
was another half-length back in third.
The quick-striding mile, which was one tick
of the timer off Delano's record, was the brown colt's fourth score in six
season's starts.It lifted his lifetime
winnings to more than $344,100.
Brookroad Knight's fast-closing achievement
was his second NYSS score in succession and second of the Vernon campaign.Jim Morrill, Jr. did the steering for trainer
Bruce Borden and owner John W. O’Connor as the oily-gaited son of Cr
Excalibur-Questionable Lady advanced from fifth in the early going, and then
closed from second at the head of the stretch to pass and defeat Coraggioso by
1-1/4 lengths.The victory, his third
this season and eighth all time, raised his lifetime earnings to more than
Brookroad Knight delivers a career-best performance
Abundanceofcredit and Barnegat Lane shared
speediest mile honors in Wednesday's $51,200 Excelsior Series contest for
NY-bred sophomore colt and gelding trotters.
Abundanceofcredit (Credit Winner-Melissa
Hall) earned his initial season's score and second career win with a career-best
1:57.1 showing in Wednesday's second race, while Barnegat Lane also logged his
first win of 2012 and second lifetime score with a 1:57.1 personal-best mile in
the third event.
Wednesday's other Excelsior Series victors
were Cash Value (Cash Hall-Minnesota Chelsea) in 1:58.1 and Southwind Strobe
(Equinox Bi-Soxeelady) in 1:58.2.
Red Star Hottie, Morrill, Jr. teaming for
trainer Ron Burke, Weaver Bruscemi and the Burke Racing Stable, turned in a
bold-going 1:51.4 mile to captured Wednesday's $10,500 sixth session, the week's
Open test for female pacers.
Morrill, Jr. earned his third triple of the
33-card local meeting, while former Downs regular Jeff Gregory notched a pair of
first-place finishes during Wednesday's 11-race program.
DOWNS DOINGS—Brookroad Knight's time
missed Archangel's track record for 3-year-old colt trotters by
three-fifths-of-a-second…The victory by Southwind Strobe marked his first career
trip to the winner's circle…Vernon will present a 10-race card at 6:55 on
Thursday night, as the "Change Your Luck/Dollar Night" promotion returns…The
Downs will continue to offer 6:55 p.m. Wednesday programs to its live racing
schedule for the remainder of July and August...Additional information regarding
Vernon Downs, its casino, hotel, racing and promotional events can be obtained