BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway
YONKERS, NY, Friday, October 28, 2016—Favored Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett, $4.80) lasted on the lead Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.
Away quickly from post position No. 5, Krispy Apple was strung out by Moma’s Got a Gun (Tyler Buter), then made the lead before a :27.2 opening quarter-mile.
From there, she finished it off (:56.4, 1:24.3, 1:52.4), getting the line a nose before ‘Moma’ and a head before a stretch-smokin’ Mach it a Par (Jordan Stratton).
Diva’s Image (Mark MacDonald) and a first-up Devil Child (Dan Dube) rounded out the payees.
For Krispy Apple, a 8-year-old, $1.7 million daughter of Western Ideal co-owned by Bamond Racing and Joseph Davino and trained by Jeffrey Bamond Jr., it was her seventh win in 20 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $24.80, with the triple returning $158.50.