Yonkers, NY --- Tepid 2-1 favorite Domethatagain (Ron Pierce, four winners on the 12-race card) bumped up the ladder and enjoyed it Saturday night (Feb. 8), winning Yonkers Raceway's $33,000 Open Handicap Pace.
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|Domethatagain returned $6.30 for his second win in three seasonal starts.|
In play early from post position No. 6, Domethatagain retook from another leaver, Sapphire City (Eric Carlson) right at the :27.3 opening quarter-mile. A wind-compromised :31 next quarter (:58.3 half) worked to the advantage of the leader as Lumberjack Willie (Jordan Stratton) tried it from fourth.
Domethatagain maintained his mandate in and out of the 1:26.3 three-quarters, taking a 1-1/4 length lead into the lane. He finished it off on a non-speed-favoring night, winning by 1-1/2 lengths in 1:54.2. Second went to Sapphire City, with Lumberjack Willie, a crisp-late Fat Man's Alley (Matt Kakaley) and Escape The News (George Brennan) rounding out the payees.
Domethatagain, a 5-year-old statebred son of Bettor's Delight trained by Erv Miller for co-owners Mystical Marker Farms, Paymaq Racing and Peggy Hood, returned $6.30 for his second (consecutive) win in three seasonal starts. The exacta paid $98.50, with the triple returning $438.
No one took down Saturday's 50 cent Pick-5, so Monday's wager -- which already has a $10,000 guaranteed pool -- comes complete with a $4,039.56 carryover.