BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway
YONKERS, NY, Friday, November 18, 2016—A ‘four-peating’ Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett, $4.10) just lasted Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.
The eight-hole-assigned favorite left around second choice Mach it a Par (Brian Sears), then negotiated her eight furlongs in :27, :56.2, 1:24.4 and 1:52.4. Drifting a bit through the lane, she did hold off a pair to her inside, Mach it a Par and lone filly Lispatty (Mark MacDonald).
The margin over the former was scant nose, while the latter missed by three-quarters of a length. Two Kiwis—Glenferie Bronte N (Jordan Stratton) and Jungle Genie N (Brent Holland)—settled for the remainder.
For Krispy Apple, an 8-year-old daughter of Western Ideal co-owned by Bamond Racing and Joseph Davino and trained by Jeffrey Bamond Jr., it was her 10th win in 23 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $12.60, the triple (three wagering choices in order) returned $32 and the superfecta paid $230.
Special props for this win, the 50th of Krispy Apple’s $1.8 million career.
“She had some health issues toward the middle of the season and she wasn’t herself, but she’s had her legs back under her lately and she’s been the Krispy Apple of old,” Bartlett said.