Yonkers, NY---First-season fillies were on display once again Tuesday night (Aug. 27), with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $235,887 New York Sire Stakes Frank Becerra Pace.
Three divisions--at $78,629 each--comprised the event. The first division saw Sweetnsinful (Jimmy Whittemore) take no prisoners, and no compassion. In play from post No. 2, the lass led through fractions of 28.1, 58.3; 1:27.3 and 1:55.1.
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|Sweetnsinful won her NYSS division in 1:55.1.|
It was 2-5 favorite JK Molly (Tim Tetrick) two-moving and chasing, though beaten a length-and-a-quarter. Zoe Blue Chip (George Brennan) was a pocket third.
For second choice Sweetnsinful, a daughter of American Ideal-Ali Badali co-owned by (trainer) Homer and Connie Hochstetler and James Michaels, she returned $7.20 for her second win in five seasonal starts. The exacta paid $15, with the triple returning $58.50.
The second event saw Tetrick and 2-5 choice Mind Over Matter throw down intervals of 28.2, :58.1 and 1:27.1, only to be unable to close the sale.
Second choice A La Notte Hanover (Brennan) edged from the pocket, but she wasn't the problem. That title belonged to Rain Cloud Hanover (Mark MacDonald). Given the passing lane by A La Notte Hanover, she did indeed pass both horses in front of her.
Rain Cloud Hanover, in her south-of-the-border debut, whipped A La Notte Hanover by a half-length 1:55.4. Mind Over Matter faded to third--beaten three-quarters of a length--with Gentlemens Delight (Yannick Gingras) fourth.
For Rain Cloud Hanover, an Art Major-River Hanover miss owned by Christopher Nicci and trained by David Taff, she returned $27.80 (third choice) and is 5-for-6 this season. The exacta paid $75.70, the triple returned $138.50 and the superfecta paid $506.
|Supplemental Income (6) fought off Jaded Dream to win in 1:56.|
Tetrick, accorded the role of people's preference yet again in the third division, this time made the chalk players giddy. He lasted on the lead with Supplemental Income ($4). From post No. 6 and after sub-stations of 29.1, 59.2, 1:28 and (life-best) 1:56, she fought off the inside advances of 18-1 Jaded Dream (Jason Bartlett). The margin was a neck at the wire.
It Was Fascination (Brent Holland) nosed Instant Respect (Gingras) for third.
For Supplemental Income, a Bettor's Delight-JK Getupngo ma'am trained by P.J. Fraley for owner Bamond Racing, she's won half of her six first-season tries while hitting the board each occasion. The exacta paid $39.60, with the triple returning $179.
Statebreds return Friday night, with the $282,975 NYSS Bruce Hamilton Pace for 3-year-old fillies.
The Raceway's five-night-per-week live schedule continues, with first post every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:10 p.m. Evening simulcasting accompanies all live programs, with afternoon simulcasting available around the NYRA schedule.