Freeze Out (George Brennan, $13.60) did just that to her rivals Friday night, administering a beating in Yonkers Raceway’s $55,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.
The field was pared to seven after Betabcool N was scratched lame after the post parade.
Away an early second from what became post position two, Freeze Out found herself third after last week’s victress, I Said Diamonds (Matt Kakaley), two-moved to the lead. Settled though early intervals of :27.1 and :55.3, Freeze Out challenged and conquered down the backside the second time.
She ground down I Said Diamonds well before a 1:23.3 three-quarters, slapping a half-dozen lengths on the lasses in and out of the final turn. The final margin was a wrapped-up three lengths in life-best 1:52. Jewel Lehigh A (Dan Dube) did get into second, with Lispatty (Mark MacDonald) third. Sell a Bit N (Jordan Stratton) and Hidden Land (Brian Sears) rounded out the payees, while the 9-10 fave I Said Diamonds walked home sixth.
For fifth choice Freeze Out, a 4-year-old daughter of American Ideal co-owned by trainer Ricky Bucci with Sean Bucci, it was her eighth win in 16 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $199, the triple returned $991 and the superfecta paid $2,347. (Yonkers)