Ma Chere Hall tied the track record for 2-year-old filly trotters with her impressive 1:56 score in Friday night's fifth and final leg of the 2012 Kindergarten Classic Series action at Vernon Downs. The $175,000 (est.) finals are scheduled for Friday night, Oct. 26, also at Vernon.
Competing over a "good" track in Friday's $10,000 tenth event, Ma Chere Hall displayed fast foot from the start, leading at every station en route to a solid one-length score for driver Corey Callahan that improved her season's record to two victories in nine outings.
The crisp clocking tied the Vernon 1:56 standard for her age, sex and gait that was established by For A Dancer last year and it became the fastest mile by a frosh filly representative of the diagonal gait in 2012, clipping two fifths of a second off the previous mark, set by Isabella Gal on July 26.
The bay daughter of Deweycheatumnhowe-Margarita Hall is shared in ownership by breeder Walnut Hall Limited, Aldebaran Park, Inc. and Joe Sbrocco.
The strong showing by the career-winner of $43,851 provided both Callahan and trainer Jonas Czernyson with a double in Friday's KCS contest.
The talented duo also received a career-fastest 1:55.4 triumph from Lauderdale in Friday's first KCS flight that tied the season's swiftest mile by a colt trotter at the Downs. That mark had been established by Royalty For Life on Aug. 25. The pocket-trip tally resulted in the first pari-mutuel victory for the bay son of Deweycheatumnhowe-Dornello, who is owned by William J. Donovan.
Friday's other KCS winners were the filly True Day Dream (Infinitif-Tenacious Victory), in 1:57.4 with trainer Dan O'Mara doing the teaming for owner Joseph E. Hess, and the colt Banco Solo (Master Glide-Silver Thatch), in 1:56 with Jeff Gregory doing the steering for trainer Kenneth Oscarsson and the Atlantic Trot Inc.
True Day Dream has posted a 7-1-2 summary after 10 starts, while Banco Solo secured his sixth score in nine official trips to the track. (Vernon Downs)