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Favored Krispy Apple wins Yonkers distaff feature
Friday, July 10, 2015 - by Frank Drucker, publicity director, Empire City at Yonkers Raceway

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Yonkers, NY---Favored Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett, $5.30) left here a beast and returned just as ornery Friday night (July 10), winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $48,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.

The 8-5 choice, ordered outside of her seven rivals, tucked into fifth--a job made much easier since the three horses directly inside of her were all off the gate.

 
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Krispy Apple scored her fifth win of the year with this 1:52.1 win in the Yonkers Filly and Mare Open Handicap.

Set Me Up (George Brennan) laid down the law early (:27.3, :56), not seeing any competition until Alhambra (Larry Stalbaum) took out of third nearing the 1:24.1 three-quarters. That allowed Krispy Apple to grab a tow. 

Set Me Up owned a tenuous lead into the lane, but the gate crashers were arriving. It was Krispy Apple—-back in Westchester for the first time since late May—-going widest and fastest. She whipped a pocket-sitting Road Bet (Dan Dube) by a length in a season’s-best 1:52.1. Third went to Caribbean Rose N (Brian Sears), with Alhambra and Set Me Up also settling for the small change.

For Krispy Apple, a 7-year-old daughter of Western Ideal co-owned by Joe Davino and Bamond Racing and trained by Jeff Bamond Jr., it was her fifth win (fourth consecutive here) in a dozen seasonal starts. The exacta paid $28.20, with the triple returning $130.50.
                                   
The Raceway’s live season continues Saturday night (post time 7:10 p.m.), with a pair of $25,000 eliminations for the Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace (2-year-old colts and geldings). After that, it’s Monday (7:10 p.m.),  Tuesday (1 p.m.), then Thursday through Saturday (all at 7:10 p.m.). Evening simulcasting accompanies all nighttime programs, with afternoon simulcasting available daily.


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