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Regil Elektra wins $32,000 Distaff Derby at Yonkers
Friday, March 04, 2016 - by Frank Drucker, Publicity Director, Empire City at Yonkers Raceway

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Yonkers, NY --- Regil Elektra (Jason Bartlett, $5.90) was able to get to Sell A Bit N (Jordan Stratton) in a stretch battle Friday night (March 4), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $32,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.

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Regil Elektra rallied in the lane to win the Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace on Friday.

In play early from penultimate post position No. 5, second choice Regil Elektra made the first lead. She then saw 3-5 favorite Sell A Bit N, from her ordered outside venue, move past.

Sell A Bit N led the way through a :27.1 opening quarter-mile and :56.3 half, seeing no pressure until Jungle Genie N (Brian Sears) came out from fourth down the backside. That one never reached the leading lass in and out of a 1:26 three-quarters.

Sell A Bit N owned a 1-1/2 length lead into the lane before Regil Elektra ducked inside. The latter won an elongated battle by a nose in 1:54. Pole-assigned Daut Full (Tyler Buter) was a best-of-the-rest third as the 57-1 rank outsider, with Request For Parole (George Brennan) and Rockn Ruby N (Dan Dube) settling for the remainder. Jungle Genie N wound up last among the half-dozen.

For Regil Elektra, a 6-year-old daughter of Mach Three owned by Fred Monteleone and trained by Keith Armer, it was her fourth win in eight seasonal starts. The exacta paid $9.10, with the triple returning $99.

The Raceway’s live season continues Saturday night (first post 7:10 p.m.).

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