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Somewhere In L A wins Yonkers feature, one of six wins for Bartlett
Saturday, August 18, 2018 - by Frank Drucker, Publicity Director, Empire City at Yonkers Raceway

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Yonkers, NY --- Tepid choice Somewhere In L A (Jason Bartlett, $6.10) finished what he started Saturday night (Aug. 19), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Open Handicap Pace.

 
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Somewhere In L A captures the featured event at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday evening.

Somewhere In L A—from post position No. 5—threw down intervals of :26.2; 55.4; 1:23 and 1:51.4. He whipped a pocketed McErlean (Brent Holland) by a length, with Theartofconfusion A (Mark MacDonald), Techtor Hanover (Dan Dube) and Always at My Place (George Brennan) rounding out the payees.

For Somewhere In L A, a 7-year-old Somebeachsomewhere gelding co-owned by D’Elegance Stable IX, Carmen Iannacone, T L P & Gandolfo Stables and trained by Richard Banca, it was his eighth win in 20 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $32.20, the triple returned $102 and the superfecta paid $397.

It was one of Bartlett’s six wins during the dozen-race card.

Sears won thrice, while New Zealand driving champion Dexter Dunn began his stateside odyssey with a pair of drives. Dunn finished third as an odds-on favorite and seventh with an outsider.

Sunday’s (Aug. 19) matinee has a first post of 12:35 p.m., with races one through four of ‘French’ theme, two at the 1-1/4 miles distance and two at the 1-1/2 mile distance. The ‘New York, New York Double’ is comprised of Saratoga’s first race and Yonkers’ third. Post times are 1 p.m. and 1:35 p.m., respectively.


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