Vernon, NY--The fifth leg of the GSY Amateur Series took place at Vernon Downs on Saturday night (Aug. 17).
Eight horses went to post and when the gate swung open, Mark Schullstrom aboard First Of Fun from the 8 hole took the lead and an opening quarter mile in 27.1. He held that lead to nearly the top of the stretch and when there was clearance, Matt Zuccarello aboard Some of Lis made his move to the lead and pulled away winning by four lengths, stopping the teletimer in 1:55.3, with a final quarter in 28.3.
Arid N, with Peter Kleinhans in the sulky, finished second, coming from way back at the start, and Dave Yarock aboard Real Art, who was parked nearly the entire mile, put in a gutsy effort to hang on for third.
The next leg of this series is next Saturday (Aug. 24) at Tioga Downs.