Lahaye scores in Yonkers feature
August 28, 2010
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Lahaye (Georgre Brennan) sat a Saturday night pocket, winning Yonkers Raceway's $42,500 Open Handicap Pace.
Leaving from post position two, Lahaye was first to the lead before yielding to Psilvuheartbreaker (Cat Manzi) right at the :27.1 opening quarter. Handsome Prince (Yannick Gingras), last week's winner and this week's 8-5 choice, left for a seat from the eight hole. He was out and moving right after Psilvuheartbreaker took over, prompting to the :56.3 intermission and 1:24.2 three-quarters.
The leader remained so turning for home, but faced a two-pronged challenge. Lahaye angled out, while Ghee's House (Brent Holland) rallied up the inside. The former whipped the latter by a head in 1:52.2, with "Heartbreaker," Handsome Prince and Arduous (Jim Pantaleano) completing the cashers.
For Lahaye, a 4-year-old Real Artist gelding t rained by Mark Ford for owner James Snyder, he returned $10.40 (third choice) for his 10th win in 26 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $112.50, with the triple returning $358.50. (Yonkers)