Favored Electrofire (Brian Sears) was the champion of the chalk players Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $35,000 Open Handicap Pace.
Starting inside his six rivals, Electrofire retook from the six wins-in-a-row Proven Lover (Jason Bartlett), after a foggy, 28-second opening quarter-mile. The reformed claimer then rolled through a :55.4 intermission and 1:23.4 three-quarters, losing his pocket pursuer and any semblance of an outer flow.
Electrofire had 2˝ lengths turning for home and was never threatened. He was two lengths to the good at the wire, which he found in 1:52.3. Second went to Saint William A (Larry Stalbaum), photoing over Here We Go Again (George Brennan). Fitz's Z Tam (Matt Kakaley, seven winners in the first two racing nights) and newly-minted millionaire River Shark (Mark MacDonald) rounded out the payees.
For reformed claimer Electrofire, a 6-year-old son of Electric Stena co-owned by West Wins Stable and Dave Miller and trained by Casie Coleman, he returned $4.20 for his first win in a couple of seasonal starts. The exacta paid $46.20, with the triple returning $172. (Yonkers)