YONKERS, NY, Saturday, August 9, 2014-Malak Uswaad N () was able to get of the seasonal schneid Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $44,000 Open Handicap Pace.
Leaving into a two-hole from post position No. 3, "Malak" saw Dream Out Loud N () waltz to the half with intervals of :27.1, and :57.1. The Real One (Pat Lachance) then moved from fifth, while 3-4 favorite P H Supercam ( ) was having a hard time tracking that one.
Dream Out Loud N maintained a tenuous lead passing the 1:25 three-quarters and into the lane, but grudgingly giving way. Malak Uswaad N went inside and went by, a length better than an involved-late P H Supercam in 1:52.3. Dream Out Loud N held the bottom of the ticket, with The Real One and Pancetta () settling for the remainder.
For second choice Malak Uswaad N, a 6-year-old Down Under son ofowned and trained by , he returned $11 for that first win in 21 '14 tries. The exacta paid $31,20, with the triple returning $102.
Later in the card, Sunfire Blue Chip (Bartlett) matched the fastest local mile ever, winning the $26,000, 11th race pace in 1:50.2. The 4-year-old son ofnow joins Fat Man's Alley and Sapphire City for swiftest mile and owns all by his lonesome the record for his weight class as well as speediest effort of 2014.
Note that no one took down the Saturday night Pick 5, so Monday's wager begins with a carryover of $3,340.32.
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.