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Cheyenne Trish edges Western Graduate

May 14, 2010

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Friday night's co-featured $37,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace at Yonkers Raceway was won by Cheyenne Trish, who used a second-up trip to win over Western Graduate (Jim Pantaleano) in 1:53.2.
Starting from post three, Cheyenne Trish advanced behind the second move of Western Graduate as that one attacked the pacesetting Chris Cross (Lachance). Chris Cross had a length-and-a-half lead ino the lane,.but faltered. Western Graduate was resurgent, but could not stall the lady on her back.
"Trish" won by a nose in a season-best time with 19-10 choice Symphony in Motion (Gregory) closing well to grab third. Soiree (Stratton) and Twin Oaks Tess (Jason Bartlett) completed the cashers.
For Cheyenne Trish, a 5-year-old daughter of  Artsplace leased by the Cheyenne Gang and trained by Robbie Siegelman, she returned $9.30 (second choice) for her fifth win in 18 '10 tries. The exacta paid $78, with the triple returning $272.
With a second-over trip, Hurrikanebiggeorge (Stephane Bouchard) rolled to a 1:57.2 victory in Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $37,000 Open Handicap Trot on Friday night.
Leaving from post position six, "Biggeorge" tracked the second move of the lass Victor's Vicky (Cat Manzi), the later engaging 4-5 choice Lavec  Dream (Jordan Stratton). The favorite was about to wear out his welcome in and out of the final turn. "Vicky" grabbed the lead, but the better trip and bigger check went to Hurrikanebiggeorge.  He edged away by a half-length. Bad Boy Billy (Pat Lachance), Justa Rebel (Ryan Anderson) and Shoeless White Sox (Jeff Gregory) grabbed the small change. Lavec Dream faded to sixth.
For Hurrikanebiggeorge, a 4-year-old Tagliabue geldimg trained by John McDermott for Hurrikane Racing, he returned $11 (third choice) for his fourth win in 11 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $53.50, with the triple returning $269.50.  (Yonkers Raceway)  
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