Day At The Track

Unusual Clarity wins featured pace

02:18 PM 16 Aug 2019 NZST
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Unusual Clarity (Joe Nassimos) captures the $6,000 featured fillies and mares harness racing pace on Thursday (August 15).

Dangerousprecedent (John MacDonald) charge to the front and led to the first quarter in :27.1. Love Live Laugh (Jimmy Whittemore) happily followed in the pocket as Dangerousprecedent led to the half in :56.3. Unusual Clarity ($2.50) made his move and took over before hitting the three-quarters in 1:25.1.

Unusual Clarity, who is own by Nicholas Gibides and trained by Paul Minckler, led as they made the turn for home. Love Leve Laugh went first -over in the stretch but Unusual Clarity was too strong and won in 1:52.4. Love Live Laugh held on for second with Dangerousprecedent getting third money.

Unusaul Clarity is a 4-year-old mare by Betterthancheddar. It was her ninth win this season. She now has 14 career victories.

Jimmy Whittemore and Jennifer Lappe each drove two winners on the night. Whittemore won with Ladyyouaregorgeous ($16.80), and Blameitonthenight ($3.30). Lappe was trainer-driver for wins with Beyonces Rockn ($11.60), and Multitaskr Hanover ($11.20).

John MacDonald leads all drivers with 76 winsat Vernon Downs this season. He is only three wins from 4000. Howard Parker is second with 64 winning drives. Jimmy Whittemore is third in wins with 54.

Vernon Downs returns to live racing on Friday (August 16) with a 12 race card starting at 6:10 p.m.

For more information go to www.vernondowns.com

 

John Horne

for Vernon Downs

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