BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway
YONKERS, NY, Friday, November 4, 2016—A repeating Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett, $14.80) was up late Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.
:27.3, :56.3, 1:24.4, 1:53.
A bit wide early from post position No. 7, the millionairess settled sixth as Moma’s Got a Gun (Tyler Buter) worked around Lispatty (Mark MacDonald) to make the lead before a :27.3 opening quarter-mile.
From there, it was a :56.3 intermission as Devil Child (Jordan Stratton)—who had floated for a seat—moved from fourth. She went after the leader in and out of a 1:24.4 three-quarters.
‘Moma’ may have had the gun, but Devil Child had the ammo. The latter disposed of the former early in the lane, but could not stall Krispy Apple. Towed into it by Devil Child, Krispy Apple edged past, winning by a neck in 1:53.
Third went to Lispatty, with Cheyenne Robin (Dan Dube) and Jungle Genie N (Brent Holland) rounding out the payees. Moma’s Got a Gun tired to sixth, while eight-hole assignee Mach it a Par (Brian Sears), as the 4-5 favorite, never fired and finished seventh.
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 eighth win (as the fourth choice) in 21 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $58, the triple returned $360.50 and the superfecta paid $2,197.