YONKERS, NY, Friday, September 13, 2013--Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $37,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--Pace for the lasses and a non-discriminatory Trot for either/or--were won by Blue Chip Matchmaker victress Feeling You (
Locally-debuting Fashion Mystery ( ) seat everyone early from the pole, finding a :27.1 opening quarter-mile. She was not in a giving mood when Sir Jillian's Z Tam (Pat Lachance) moved from fourth. Those two prompters put up a :54.4 intermission, salivating the mouths of the closers.
It was a second-up, 9-5 favorite Ramalama ( ) who took her shot at the lead toward the 1:23.1 three-quarters. However, she couldn't go by as Fashion Mystery held a stubborn--but short--lead into the lane. The fresh threat was a third-over Feeling You. Starting from post position No. 6, she launched her wide bid through the lane, powering past from fifth.
Feeling You widened to win by 3½ lengths in 1:52.2. Second went to 49-1 rank outsider Rock N Load ( ), with a from-last Royal Cee Cee N ( ), Ramalama and Fashion Mystery coming away with the remainder.
For second choice Feeling You, a 6-year-old daughter of co-owned by her driver, Stephen Oldford and Oldford Farms and trained by , it was her ninth win in 20 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $201, with the triple returning $520.
The featured trot saw Prayer Session (Bartlett) take his shot from the pole, leading a quartet of early leavers through early intervals of :26.4 and :56.3. He'sgotlegs ( ) was pocketed and, after a break by Somebody AS (Dan Dube), Brando's Muscle Man (Brennan) settled third.
Lone lady Can I Say-from post No. 4--then moved out of fourth, gaining on the leader in and out of a 1:25.1 three-quarters. Meanwhile, this particular Prayer Session was about done turning for home, as Can I Say sustained her bid. She whipped a passing-lane He'sgotlegs by a neck in 1:55.4. Super Manning (Sears), trailing from his ordered eight-hole, closed for third as the slight 2-1 choice, with Lorenzo Dream ( ) and "Brando" rounding out the payees.
For sixth choice Can I Say, a 4-year-old daughter of Fourth and One co-owned by Terry & Clarence Devos and James Whelan and trained by Scott Osterhout (turned 29 Friday), she's now 5-for-17 this season. Can I Say is 4-for-4 since arriving from Mohawk, moving up the class ladder each time. The exacta paid $89.50, the triple returned $1,176 and the superfecta paid $4,202.
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 around the NYRA schedule.
by Frank Drucker for Yonkers Raceway