Yonkers, NY --- Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night $35,000 Open Handicaps--for distaff pacers and trotters of any particular persuasion--were won by Don't Point At (Jeff Gregory, $20.40) and Looking Hanover (Brian Sears, $5.10).
Mike Lizzi photo Don't point At (4) was a 1:53 winner for driver Jeff Gregory.
Hot List caught a breather with a :56.4 intermission before last week's winner, Southwind Jazmin (George Brennan), made her second move. After tucking fifth, the 4-5 choice engaged the leader in and out of the 1:24.2 three-quarters, employing the same MO as a week ago.
However, she was repelled this time around as Hot List took a length lead into the lane. Ocean's Motion had ducked inside for the drive, but she wasn't the problem. It was a third-over Don't Point At getting to the leader late. She whipped a stubborn Hot List by a half-length in 1:53. Ocean's Motion earned the bottom of the ticket, with Southwind Jazmin and Ace of Pace (Jordan Stratton) grabbing the remainder.
For fourth choice Don't Point At, a 6-year-old daughter of At Point Blank trained by Noel Daley for owner William Weaver III, it was her second win in three seasonal starts. The exacta paid $111.50, with the triple returning $1,312.
The week's featured trot was a handy win for the 3-2 favorite Looking Hanover. Leaving from post No. 5, he two-moved to the lead, getting by Mymomsablizzard (Larry Stalbaum) right at the :28.2 opening quarter. From there, a :57.2 half and 1:26.1 three-quarters. Affirmed Action (Jason Bartlett) came first-up and tucked third after Hurrikanebiggeorge (Brennan) backed up, leaving Celebrity Bluechip (Kakaley) to pick up that gauntlet.
Meanwhile, Looking Hanover owned a length-and-a-half lead before winning by a comfy length-and-three-quarters in 1:55.1. Affirmed Action earned the place battle over Mymomsablizzard, with last week's winner, a from-last-this-week Sugar Queen Gabby (Mark MacDonald) and Celebrity Bluechip coming away with the minor spoils.
For Looking Hanover, an 8-year-old Muscles Yankee gelding trained by Edwin Gannon Jr. for co-owners Dawn Marie Gannon and Yannick Gingras, it was his first win a pair of '13 tries. The exacta paid $28.40 the triple returned $142 and the superfecta paid $1,049.