Kaitlyn N goes last to first at Yonkers
February 08, 2020
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A last-to-first Kaitlyn N (Jason Bartlett, $4.90) picked off her four rivals Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.
Watching from the outside post position in the quintet, favored Kaitlyn N was at the rear as Itty Bitty (Dan Dube) led through early intervals of :27.3 and :57.2.
Pole-sitter Wishy Washy Girl (Joe Bongiorno) was pocketed and Feelin’ Red Hot (George Brennan) eventually moved first-up from fourth.
The later engaged the leader in and out of a 1:25.3 three-quarters, with a second-over Kaitlyn N getting dragged into contention.
The people’s preference then moved widest and fastest through the lane, prevailing by a length-and-a-half in 1:54.4.
A reserved Sandy Win (Eric Goodell) did get into second, with Wishy Washy Girl, Itty Bitty and Feelin’ Red Hot rounding out the order of finishers/payees.
For Kaitlyn N, a 7-year-old Down Under daughter of American Ideal co-owned by (trainer) Richard Banca and James and Barbara Boese, it was a winning seasonal debut. (Yonkers)