Anndrovette's Matchmaker win her first in 2014
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Like Summertime Lea, Yagonnakissmeornot (Dan Dube, $6) notched a second series victory. Away alertly from post 4, she leaped over Krispy Apple (Tim Tetrick), then laid down the law through intervals of :28.2, :58, 1:26.1 and 1:54.3.
"Yagonna” widened to a pair of lengths into the lane before winning by that same margin. Angel's Delight—she also twice a winner in the Matchmaker and making a first start for new connections—rallied into second from a loose three-hole, with Krispy Apple, Charisma Hanover (Gingras) and Feeling You (Tyler Buter) coming away with the remainder.
For tepid wagering favorite Yagonnakissmeornot, a 5-year-old daughter of The Panderosa co-owned (as Allard Racing) by (trainer) Rene Allard, Yves Sarazin and Kapildeo Singh, she's now 5-for-9 this season (career earnings just under $400,000) The exacta paid $20.20, with the triple returning $520.
The third division went to a solid, two-move Anndrovette (Tetrick, $7.40). Caught wide after starting outside her seven rivals, she found a four-hole as 11-10 choice Ideal in Vegas (Jordan Stratton) won the scrum for the lead (:28, :57.4). Anndrovette caught a break down the backside when pocket-sitting longshot Cheyenne Miriam (Brennan) began to tire.
That allowed the double-millionairess an impromptu rest stop by the 1:26.1 three-quarters. "Vegas” owned a length-and-a-half lead in and out of the final turn, but Anndrovette ducked in and went by. The margin was a half-length in 1:55.3.
Royal Cee Cee N (Pierce), Bettor B Lucky (Gingras) and Cheyenne Miriam grabbed the minor moolah.
"It's taken her a couple of starts to get her winning attitude back, but I never lost faith,” Tetrick said. "I was able to get a breather with her, the other mare (Ideal in Vegas) tired a bit and mine is just so big and strong.”
For second choice Anndrovette, a 7-year-old daughter of Riverboat King trained by PJ Fraley for co-owners by Bamond Racing and Joseph Davino, it was her first win in three season/series starts. The exacta paid $30.60, the triple returned $95 and the superfecta paid $520.
Friday's $38,000 Open Trot was won by a cone-skimming Backstreet Hanover (Carlson, $37), who beat the boys in 1:57.2.
The George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series continues Saturday night, with four, $50,000 divisions (races 4,5,9 and 11 on the 12-race card).
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. (Yonkers)