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Made of Jewels AS prevails in $35,000 Feature

09:21 PM 20 Apr 2019 NZST
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YONKERS, NY, Friday, April 19, 2019 - Made of Jewels AS (Jordan Stratton, $8.20) prevailed off a live tow Friday night (Apr. 19th), winning Yonkers Raceway's harness racing $35,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Pace.

Unhurried from assigned post position No. 5, Made of Jewels AS was away sixth before hooking herself in back of the second move of Alexa's Power (Jason Bartlett). That latter, advancing from third, ground down narrow 2-1 choice Bettorhaveanother (George Brennan) early in the lane after that one led through intervals of :27.4, :56.2 and 1:24.1.

While 'Alexa' was good, Made of Jewels AS proved better, doing so by a half-length in a season's-best 1:53.1. Third went to a tiring Bettorhaveanother, with Queen Lostris N (Mark MacDonald) and Betabcool N (Joe Bongiorno) rounding out the payees.

For third choice Made of Jewels AS, a 6-year-old daughter of Panspacificflight owned and trained by Ricky Bucci, it was her fourth win in 11 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $34.20, the triple returned $152 and the superfecta paid $518.

Saturday night's (Apr. 20th) card, with a dozen races worth $1,530,320, features the $402,060 final of the Blue Chip Matchmaker (9th race) and the $663,260 final of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series (11th race).

They're the two richest North American harness race of the season to date and the richest ever among the 11 Matchmakers and 32 editions of the Levy.

Post time is the usual 6:50 PM.

Frank Drucker

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