Stop us if you've read this one before, because we've certainly written this one before. They left Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett, $2.70) alone—again--Friday night and the seven-figure lass made ‘em pay--again, winning Yonkers Raceway's featured $42,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. In other words, if you're looking for suspense, run along, nothing to see here.
Once again assigned outside her six foes, the millionairess worked around Magic Starlight (George Brennan), then had no issues whatsoever (:28.3, :57.3, 1:25, 1:52.2). The time was a tick faster than a week ago, as well as a season's-best effort.
The final margin for Krispy Apple was 3½ lengths, same as last week's romp. It was 34-1 rank outsider (Tyler Buter) sitting a three-hole and outgaming Magic Starlight for the role of bridesmaid. Witch Dali (Jordan Stratton)—making her first start since running roughshod in March's Petticoat Pacing Series—and Delightful Dragon (Dan Dube) completed the cashers.
For Krispy Apple, a 7-year-old daughter of Western Ideal co-owned by Bamond Racing and Joseph Davino and trained by Jeffrey Bamond Jr., it was her third win in eight seasonal starts (career earnings of $1,344,323). The exacta paid $32.40, with the triple returning $114.50.
The Raceway's live season continues Saturday night (post time 7:10 PM). After that, it's Monday (7:10 PM), a a "French-centric” Tuesday (1 PM, third round of the Jackpot Next Door Claiming Series), then Thursday through Saturday (all at 7:10 PM). Note Sunday matinees are done until November. Evening simulcasting accompanies all night programs, with afternoon simulcasting (including Saturday's Preakness Day card from Pimlico [first post 10:30 AM]) available daily. (Yonkers)