Yonkers, NY---Foiled Again won his 80th career race Saturday night (April 12). That’s just wrong.
Foiled Again, as in 10-year-old Foiled Again, sauntered around Yonkers Raceway in 1:51 Saturday night. That, too, is just wrong.
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|Foiled Again won his George Morton Levy division in 1:51, his 80th career win.|
Maybe, but try convincing him, or his driver, of that.
“That’s what he’s supposed to do,” said Yannick Gingras after the gelding's fourth win in as many George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series/season starts. Leaving from post position No. 3 as the stronger half of a 1-20 entry, Foiled Again had to work to get around P H Supercam (Jason Bartlett).
He did so before a 27.4 opening quarter-mile and found a 56.3 intermission with Bettor’s Edge (George Brennan), certified barn buddy of Foiled Again, was away third and A J Corbelli (Tim Tetrick) fourth.
It was Dancin Yankee (Ron Pierce) then moving from fifth, engaging Foiled Again toward a 1:24 three-quarters. Soon after, Bettor’s Edge—who, as with Foiled Again, was 3-for-3 in this series entering the evening—slipped out to race second-over.
However, Bettor’s Edge became very rough very quickly, soon jumping it off. Foiled Again owned a half-length lead entering the lane. His pesky rival wouldn’t go away, but wouldn’t go by, either. Foiled Again, with his escort offering only occasional reminders, won by a head in 1:51, the fastest local mile of the season.
|Mach It So won his Levy division in 1:52.1.|
Third went to P H Supercam, beaten a half-length.
For Foiled Again, a Dragon Again gelding, the $25,000 payday increased his lifetime loot to $6,130,968 (80-for-202). Ron Burke trains and co-owns (as Burke Racing) with Weaver Bruscemi and JJK Stables. Foiled Again once again returned the legal-minimum $2.10, The exacta paid $5.90, with the triple returning $10.60.
“He’s just really getting his legs,” Gingras said. “Give the other horses credit, but they’re gonna have to do better to beat Foiled Again.
“I know he’s now guaranteed a place in the (April 26) final (prelim leader with 300 points), so he could get next week off. It’s up to Ronnie (Burke). If he’s here, then I’m here.”
Saturday night’s other Levy winners were:
--Mach it So, 4, g, (by Mach Three); owner Bamond Racing; trainer PJ Fraley; driver Tetrick; 1:52.1; $4;
--Clear Vision, 9, g, (by Western Hanover); co-owners (as Burke Racing, trainer) Burke, Weaver Bruscemi, Panhellenic Stb, James Koran; driver Brennan; 1:52.1; $2.10 (POE).
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