BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway
YONKERS, NY, Friday, October 30, 2015—Favored Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett, $3.40) was too good for the rest of the ladies Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.
Seated an early fifth from an assigned eight-hole, Krispy Apple watched as Cinamony (George Brennan) worked around Sensationalgabby A. After a :27.2 opening quarter-mile and cheapy :57.2 intermission, it was Krispy Apple moving again.
She encountered no resistance in and out of a 1:25.1 three-quarters, taking a 2¼-length lead into the lane. Three lasses across took up the chase, but Krispy Apple finished it off. She defeated Al Raza N (Eric Carlson) by a couple of lengths in 1:53.2
Third went to Cinamony, with Jonsie Jones and Stormunn (Jordan Stratton) settling for the remainder.
For Krispy Apple, a 7-year-old daughter of Western Ideal co-owned by Bamond Racing & Joseph Davino and trained by Jeffrey Bamond Jr., it was her 11th win in 24 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $18.60, with the triple returning $82.