|Joe Bongiorno and Don't Blame Her|
Friday, October 11, 2013
Don't Blame Her returns to her dominant ways in Thursday feature
The productive pacer Don't Blame Her returned to her winning ways during Thursday night's $10,000 Open feature for female representatives of the lateral gain after a sizzling 1:52 performance at Vernon Downs.
Part-owner Joe Bongiorno did the steering in Thursday's sixth session as the favorite Don't Blame Her accelerated into the lead from third following the opening quarter, and remained on the front end to the finish, defeating Love You Bye, the closest of her five foes, by 1-3/4 lengths.
It was the third Open victory in the last four outings here for the quick-footed bay daughter of Village Connection-Never My Fault, who is also owned by Barbara Bongiorno, and trained by Brad Irvine. It marked the sixth season's score and 57th lifetime tally for the career-earner of more than $787,100 who tied her 1:51.2 career win-mark here on Sept. 26.
Jimmy Whittemore and Fern Paquet, Jr. each recorded driving doubles during the track's 75th program of 2013.