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Betterb Chevron N wins Yonkers 46G distaff

July 12, 2019
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Odds-on favorite Betterb Chevron N (Jordan Stratton, $3.50) set well off some scorched-earth fractions of Feelin’ Red Hot (George Brennan) Friday night (July 12th), then rolled by that rival in winning Yonkers Raceway’s $46,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. 
 
Feelin’ Red Hot vaulted up and over her seven inside rivals, making an immediate lead while hanging a looped Eclipse Me N (Jim Marohn Jr.) in the process.
 
There was nighttime daylight through unseemly intervals of :26.2, 54 seconds-flat and 1:21.4, but while the margin was shrinking, the leader did not just slink away.
 
Betterb Chevron N, away sixth from post position No. 4, circled widest and took out after her target. She easily went by Feelin’ Red Hot, widening by 2¼ lengths in a life-best 1:51. Feelin’ Red Hot raced her eyeballs out and was a clear second, with Dibaba N (Eric Goodell), Lispatty (Joe Bongiorno) and Twinkle (Brent Holland) picking off the smaller portions.   
 
For Betterb Chevron N, a 6-year-old Down Under daughter of Bettor’s Delight owned by William Hartt and trained by Lance Hudson, it was her sixth win in 16 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $34, the triple returned $224 and the superfecta paid $1,352.
Saturday night (July 13th) finds the Raceway offering the $120,250 final of the Lawrence B. Sheppard  Pace (2-year-old colts/geldings). The Sheppard, honoring the Hall of Fame founder of Hanover Shoe Farms, goes as the eighth of a dozen races.
 
Post time is the usual 6:50 PM.   
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