Itty Bitty big in Yonkers feature
January 11, 2019
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Favored Itty Bitty (Jason Bartlett, $4.10) gave nothing else a shot Friday night’s, handily winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.
Leaving from post position No. 3, Itty Bitty retook from Wishy Washy Girl (George Brennan) before a :27.4 opening quarter-mile. She then opened more nighttime daylight at every subsequent interval (:58.1, 1:26.1, 1:55) as in two lengths (half), 2½ lengths (three-quarters), 4½ lengths (stretch) and 5¼ lengths (finish).
Clear Idea (Matt Kakaley) was a best-of-the-rest second, with Dude’salady (Jim Marohn Jr.), Amateur Hour (Brent Holland) and Culinary Delight N (Larry Stalbaum) rounding out the payees.
For Itty Bitty, a now-5-year-old daughter of Always a Virgin co-owned (as A Harris Racing) by trainer Andrew Harris, J. Robert Darrow and Evan Katz, it was her first win in a pair of seasonal starts. (Yonkers)