The field was reduced to seven before the start when Tall Cotton came up ill, then effectively reduced by another when last week's winner, Super Manning () jumped early as the slight second choice.
That left Lorenzo Dream () to cut out his own mile to the early tune of :28 and :58. Backstreet Hanover, leaving from post position No. 4 as the tepid 19-10 favorite, was content to pursue from the two-hole.
With just mile pressure from longshot Fortunista (), "Lorenzo" found a 1:27.2 three-quarters. He owned a length-and-a-half into the lane, but could not stave off "Backstreet" on his back.
The ma'am went by, with the final margin three-quarters of a length in 1:55.3. Fort Valley As (Dan Dube), Blacktuxwhitesocks () and Fortunista rounded out the payees.
For Backstreet Hanover, a 6-year-old daughter ofowned by David Hamm and trained by Allan Johnson, she returned $5.90 ( choice) for her fourth win in a dozen seasonal starts. The exacta paid $29.40, the triple returned $190.50 and the superfecta paid $761.
by Frank Drucker, for Yonkers Raceway