YONKERS, NY, Friday, August 1, 2014-Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $44,000 co-featured Open Handicaps-for distaff pacers and everybody-into-the-pool trotters--were won by wagering choices Camille (, $2.90) and Theraputic (Brennan again, $4).
Camille, benefitting from a very generous assignment, left into a brief four-hole from post position No. 5. She then moved around Fashion Mystery () and Robin Cruiser ( ) before a :27.1 opening quarter-mile. From there, it was nothing but fractional formalities (:56.2, 1:24.3 and 1:51.4...one tick off the track record for aged mare [Western Graduate-1:51.3 in 2010]).
The two lengths entering the lane was the same final margin at the wire. Two-time defending champ Robin Cruiser was second, with Fashion Mystery, Classy Lane Rose (Dan Dube) and JK Letitgo () settling for the lesser loot.
For Camille, 6-year-old millionaress daughter ofco-owned (as Burke Racing) by (trainer) , Weaver Bruscemi, M1 Stable and Jack Piatt III, it was her fifth win in 16 seasonal starts. The exacta paid 19.20, with the triple returning $49.20.
The week's marquee trot saw the in-form Theraputic-from post No. 4-have no issues whatsoever. Making the lead well before a 28-second opening quarter-mile, he continued on his merry way (:58.1, 1:27.1, 1:55.1). He won by a couple of lengths over a first-up Bingo Queen (), with 42-1 rank outsider Some Like it Hot ( ) third. Harbor Point (Bartlett) and For You Almostfree ( ) came away with the remainder.
For Theraputic, a 4-year-old statebredgelding co-owned (as Burke Racing) by (trainer) Burke and Weaver Bruscemi, he's now 9-for-17 this season (third win in last four tries). The exacta paid $25.40, the triple returned $204.50 and the superfecta paid $930.
The Raceway's five-night-per-week live schedule continues, with first post every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:10 PM. Evening simulcasting accompanies all live programs, with afternoon simulcasting available daily.