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Batalj Launcher one of five wins for Bartlett at Yonkers

July 11, 2009

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Batalj Launcher (Jason Bartlett, five winners on the 13-race card) caught pacesetting rank outsider Stonebridge Diablo (Stephane Bouchard) at the wire Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway\'s co-featured $48,000 Open Handicap Trot.

Batalj Launcher won by a head in 1:57.3. Celebrity Playboy, Tell Me a Story (Cat Manzi) and Armbro Barrister (Steve Smith) completed the cashers.

For Batalj Launcher, a 10-year-old Tap In gelding co-owned by trainer Josh Green and Meadowbranch Stables, he returned $5.20 for his fifth win in 17 seasonal starts.

Friday night\'s co-featured $48,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace saw Pancleefandarpels (Jordan Stratton) prevail as the tepid 2-1 choice.

The Blue Chip Matchmaker winner out-gamed Hannah Isabel (Pat Lachance) by three-quarters of a length in 1:53.2, with J K Pure Pearl,  Saymynamesaymyname (Grismore) and Mightymachthree (Bartlett) grabbing the small coin.

For \"Pancleef,\" a 5-year-old state-bred daughter of Noble Ability trained by Erv Miller for Peter Pan Stables, she returned $6.90 for her seventh win in 20 seasonal starts. (Yonkers)

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