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Saturday, November 12, 2016


BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway

YONKERS, NY, Friday, November 11, 2016—A three-peating Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett, $5.20) easily disposed of her rivals Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.

In play from behind the eight-ball, the 8-5 favorite worked around Tessa Seelster (George Brennan), making the lead just before a :27.3 opening quarter-mile. Then, she just toyed with ‘em (:57, 1:25, 1:52.4), a 2½-length lead into the lane becoming three lengths at the wire.

Lispatty (Mark MacDonald) snuck inside to grab second over ‘Tessa,’ with Regil Elektra (Brian Sears) and 41-1 rank outsider Motu Moonbeam N (Tyler Buter) coming away with the remainder.  

For Krispy Apple, an 8-year-old, $1.8 million daughter of Western Ideal co-owned by Bamond Racing and Joseph Davino and trained by Jeffrey Bamond Jr., it was her ninth win in 22 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $29.60, the triple returned $127 and the superfecta paid $404.50.