Vernon Downs is gearing up for more than $400,000 up for grabs in the Kindergarten Classic finals on Friday night for freshman trotters. Post time for the first race is 6:55 p.m.
Leading the way in the $202,500 Kindergarten Classic final for 2-year old trotting fillies is a three-part entry trained by Jonas Czernyson led by Shared Past (1B) and Yannick Gingras. The 2-year-old daughter of Chocolatier-Armbro Deja Vu has hit the board in eight of her 11 starts this season with one win coming at the Meadowlands in 1:55.4. Shared Past will look to vault her way over the $100,000 earnings mark with any check in the final as she currently sits at $98,387 for owner W J Donovan of Florida.
Her stablemate, Ma Chere Hall, established a new track record at Vernon Downs for 2-year-old trotting fillies last week in the final leg with a front-end score in 1:56. Corey Callahan will be re-united with the daughter of Deweycheatumnhowe-Margarita Hall from post position seven.
In the $206,000 final for 2-year-old colt and gelding trot, Pine Credit has been made the 3-1 morning line favorite. Pine Credit qualified for the Breeders' Crown final finishing fifth in last weekend's elimination, but opted to go to the Kindergarten Classic final at Vernon Downs.
Lewayne Miller will once again get the assignment behind Pine Credit who has posted five wins in 12 seasonal starts good for more than $136,000 in earnings and a mark of 1:54.3 taken at The Red Mile. The duo will start from post position number four for trainer Erv Miller in the seventh race of the night on Friday at Vernon Downs.
Below are the fields for the Kindergarten Classic Finals:
Race 6: $202,500 Kindergarten Classic Final – 2 year old filly trotters
HN PP Horse (driver)
1 4 Deja Vu Too (J. Roberts)
1A 7 Ma Chere Hall (C. Callahan)
1B 8 Shared Past (Y. Gingras)
2 1 Southwind Cocoa (T. Tetrick)
3 2 Drink The Wine (J. Gregory)
4 3 Right Away (J. Morrill Jr.)
5 5 Miss Steele (A. Miller)
6 6 True Day Dream (D. O'Mara)
7 9 Silver Credit (C. Norris)
Race 8: $206,000 Kindergarten Classic Final – 2 year old colt trot
1 Picture This (R. Plano)
2 Jacks To Open (J. Morrill Jr.)
3 Text Winner (C. Norris)
4 Pine Credit (L. Miller)
5 Banco Solo (J. Gregory)
6 San Donato (J. Campbell)
7 Sailer Eddie (T. Tetrick)
8 All Laid Out (J. Rattray)
9 Lauderdale (C. Callahan)