In no particular hurry from post position No. 5, Super Manning's job became easier when 8-5 choice Coraggioso () jumped it off leaving and went off the course. That allowed eight-hole assignee DW's NY Yank ( ) to work around 60-1 He'sgotlegs ( ) before a 28-second opening quarter-mile.
The leader, a perfect 6-for-6 here this season entering this race, then rated a :57.4 intermission before Super Manning began his stroll from sixth. He was able to grab a breather when the longshot in the pocket dropped anchor before a 1:26.4 three-quarters.
"DW" opened a couple of lengths entering the lane, with Super Manning again taking up the chase. He chased, then caught, the leader, wining by a measured neck in 1:55. Third-4Â½ lengths away--went to Backstreet Hanover (), with Blacktuxwhitesocks ( ) and Fortunista ( ) coming away with the lesser pay envelopes.
For second choice Super Manning, a 6-year-oldhomebred owned by Joseph Pennacchio and trained by , he returned $6.10 for his second win in 10 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $18.40, with the triple returning $63.
Saturday night's million-dollar stakes program is led by North America's two richest races of the season to date, the Raceway's $567,000 final of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series (11th race) and the $371,400 final of the Blue Chip Matchmaker (9th race).
The field for the Levy (approximate post time 10:55 PM).... 1-Sapphire City (, 15-1), 2-P H Supercam ( , 5-1), 3-Foiled Again ( , 3-5), 4-Texican N ( , 20-1), 5-Apprentice Hanover ( , 8-1), 6-Bettor's Edge ( , 3-5), 7-Dancin' Yankee ( , 5-1), 8-Mach it So ( , 5-1).
Note P H Supercam/Mach it So race as a Bamond Racing owned-trained entry, while Foiled Again/Bettor's Edge race as a owned-trained entry. Foiled Again-subject of the night's T-shirt giveaway--and his $6.1 million career bankroll are going for a Levy title hat trick.
The Matchmaker (approximate post 10:05 PM) goes as such...1-Somwherovarainbow (Sears, 9-6), 2-Yagonnakissmeornot (Dan Dube, 8-5), 3-Rocklamation (Gingras, 5-1), 4-Anndrovette (Tetrick, 3-1), 5-Krispy Apple (Bartlett, 3-1), 6-Feeling You (, 10-1), 7-Angel's Delight (Brennan, 15-1), 8-Summertime Lea ( , 5-1).
Note Rocklamation/Summertime Lea race as aowned-trained entry, while Anndrovette/Krispy Apple race as a Bamond Racing/Davino-owned, trained entry.
A pair of series consolations, worth $100,000 (Levy) and $75,000 (Matchmaker), go as races 8 and 10, respectively.
by Frank Drucker, for Yonkers Raceway