Saturday, July 20, 2013

Dreamanotherdream takes Friday's Open Trot

Dreamanotherdream wins Friday's Open Trot

The steady-striding trotter Dreamanotherdream became a reality after a front-ending 1:54.3 victory in Friday night's $10,000 featured Open-1 contest at Vernon Downs.

John MacDonald was at the controls for trainer Edgar Clark in Friday's 10th event as Dreamanotherdream led at every station and had enough left at the finish to defeat the pocket-sitting Client Nine by three-quarters of a length, and earn a fresh win mark.  The bold-going journey resulted in the third season's score (second at the Downs) and 24th lifetime victory for the gritty 7-year-old gelding that hasn't finished worse than second in his last three outings.  Dennis Goyette owns the career winner of more than $130,000.

Clark was credited with a conditioning double after his charge, Style Advisor, paced to her maiden victory (1:56.2) in Friday's 12th event.

Roman Lopez logged three driving victories and a pair of training credits during Vernon's 38th program and moved into sole possession of second place on the meet's conditioning chart with 24 victories.  Driving doubles were recorded during the 12-race card by Rick Plano (his meet-leading 13th), Jimmy Whittemore and Brian Connor.

Lopez leads in driving triples at the meet with eight.

DOWNS DOINGS—Gary Haas's pacer Zack Lee (1:54) posted his initial pari-mutual triumph in Friday's opener and became the first 2-year-old pacing winner at the Downs this season…The Tanah Merah Farm's trotter Glorious Winner secured his fifth win at the meet in Friday's eighth event and tied fellow high-stepper Hold On Tightly, Don Dinero, Ulay Boko and the pacer Canaco Star for most equine tallies through July 19…A 1:56.2 tie by the trotters Soprano Hanover and Small Bills in Friday's fourth race resulted in the track's first dead-heat for win thus far this season…Saturday's 12-race card will begin at 6:45 p.m. and include a Beanie Horse Toy Giveaway…A revised 2013 racing and stakes calendar, as well as additional information regarding Vernon Downs, its casino, hotel, racing and promotional events can be obtained at