First division: Krispy Apple (Matt Kakaley, $6.80) methodically prevailed from first-up in a paceless (:28.3, :58, 1:26) race, getting to yjr 6-5 favorite Royal Cee Cee N (George Brennan) by a half-length in 1:54.2. Hot List (Yannick Gingras) was a pocket third.
Krispy Apple, leaving from post position No. 5 as the third choice, is now two-for-two to start the season. The 5-year-old daughter of Western Ideal is trained by P.J. Fraley for co-owners Bamond Racing and Joseph Davino. The exacta paid $16.20, with the triple returning $22.40.
Second division: Camille (Yannick Gingras, $2.30), part of the death-and-taxes entry, was a sharp, two-move winner. Leaving from post No. 5, she slipped in front of partner Ginger And Fred (Matt Kakaley) early, then took over (:27.3, 57.4, 1:26.1). She held sway by a measured neck in 1:54.3.
Second went to a second-over Ginger And Fred, with Keeper's Destiny (Brian Sears) third and Queen of Royalty (Brent Holland) fourth.
Camille, a 5-year-old Camluck lass making her season’s debut, is co-owned (as Burke Racing) by trainer Ron Burke, Weaver Bruscemi, M1 Stables and Jack Piatt. The exacta (Keeper’s Destiny second for this wager) pad $3.60, with the triple (Queen Of Royalty third) returning $60. The overflow show pool had $46,220 of the $47,454 wagered on the entry.
Third division: Odds-on Feeling You (Tyler Buter, $3.90) won both the draw and the race. Pocketed to Rock N Soul (Yannick Gingras) through intervals of :28.2, :57.4 and 1:26.3, she slipped out behind Handsoffmycookie (Tim Tetrick) after that one took over in the final turn.
Feeling You picked off Handsoffmycookie by a half-length in 1:54.2. Rock N Soul faded to third.
Feeling You, a 6-year-old daughter of Cambest trained by Amber Buter for co-owners driver Tyler Buter, Oldford Farms and Stephen Oldford, is now three-for-four this season. The exacta paid $16.60, with the triple returning $27.20.
|Rocklamation (1A) prevailed against Anndrovette in the fourth division|
The former, from post No. 4 (in one notch after Moonlit Dragon was a late scratch; injured), pocketed the latter, then waltzed through qualifier-like fractions of :29.4, :59.4 and 1:29.
Rocklamation won the :27.3 sprint home (1:56.3) and prevailed by a half-length. Katy's Jet (Brian Sears) was third. Rocklamation, a 5-year-old Rocknroll Hanover miss trained by Ron Burke for co-owners Our Horse Cents Stable, Stable 45 and Jerry Silva, won her second race in as many season’s starts. The exacta paid $4.00, while triple wagering was cancelled.
|Mike Lizzi photos|
|Ramona Disomma and Dan Dube prevailed, with ease in the final split|
Eightunrdolarbill (Brian Sears) closed well to grab second -- beaten 1-3/4 lengths -- with Billmar Scooter third and JK Fine Art (Tetrick) fourth. Ramalama (Gingras), the 7-10 fave, jumped it off before the quarter.
Ramona Disomma, an 8-year-old homebred daughter of Pacific Fella trained by Rene Allard for owner Anatolia Racing Stable, has now won three consecutive races in six season’s tries. The exacta paid $28.20, the triple returned $281.00 and the superfecta paid $703.00.
Friday night's $35,000 Open Handicap trot was won by Political Desire (Jim Pantaleano, $20.40), in 1:56. Also Friday, the 47-1 shot Orange Bigi (Cat Manzi, $96.50) became the longest price winner of the local season, upsetting in the $21,000 fifth race trot (1:57.1).