Saturday night's pacing parade offered a pair of $40,000 eliminations for the Art Rooney, with 11 3-year-old colts vying for eight places at next Saturday night's $538,270 head table. Small--priced props Badlands Nitro (Bartlett, $2.50) won in 1:51.4, while millionaire Santanna Blue Chip (Jody Jamieson, $3) wired in 1:54.2.
Also advancing to the final were Dontloseyourdayjob (Yannick Gingras),(Eric Abbatiello), Legacy N Diamonds (Jamieson), Meant to Be Seen (Campbell), Dragon King (Miller) and Idle Hour (Bartlett).
That program is undercarded by the $325,230 final of the Lismore Pace (3-year-old fillies), with (Friday) elim winners Thong and Cheyenne Trish joined in the sewing circle by Hannah Isabel, Ideal Newton, Good News Lady, Riverbank Hanover, Ladycino and Chocolate Art.
Yonkers' now-six-night-per-week (Monday through Friday--all at 7:40 PM--and Saturday--6:50 PM) welcomes the return of Wednesdays beginning this coming week (no rest for the weary). Evening simulcasting accompanies all live programs, with afternoon simulcasting available around the NYRA schedule.
Frank Drucker, Yonkers Raceway Publicity Director