BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway
YONKERS, NY, Friday, February 5, 2016—Regil Elektra (Jason Bartlett, $3.20) won the draw, the hearts and minds of the electorate and the race Friday night, annexing Yonkers Raceway’s $32,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace.
From the pole, Regil Elektra saw Inittowinafortune (Jordan Stratton) take the first ballot. The people’s preference then reclaimed the lead before a :27.4 opening quarter-mile. From there, it was very simple (:57.2, 1:25.4, 1:54), with Massive Attack A (George Brennan) trying it weak first-over.
The end result was a handy, three-length victory. Dune in Red (Mark MacDonald) was a three-hole second, with Inittowinafortune, Elisaveta N (Eric Carlson) and Bazooka Terror (Tyler Buter) rounding out the payees.
For Regil Elektra, a 6-year-old daughter of Mach Three owned by Fred Monteleone and trained by Keith Armer, she’s now 3-for-5 this season. The exacta paid $10.80, with the triple returning $25.20.
The Raceway’s live season continues Saturday night, with a dozen races and a first post of 7:10 PM.