Lass Rose Run Sydney (Brian Sears, $6.10) beat the boys (and one other girl), then made ‘em cry Sunday afternoon, winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $44,000 Open Handicap Trot.
The weekly trotting feature was a flat-mile event, contested a handful of races after the day’s four, 1 1/4 miles, bigger-field ‘French’ forays.
Away fourth from assigned post position five, Rose Run Sydney saw eight-baller In Secret (George Brennan) eschew a three-hole. That one made the lead around 17-10 favorite Mostinterestingman (Jordan Stratton) after a :27.2 opening quarter-mile.
It was a :56.4 intermission before ‘Sydney’ was and out and moving in the third turn. She engaged In Secret in an out of the 1:25.1 three-quarters, disposing of that one soon thereafter.
The lass opened a 2½–length lead in the lane, then whipped a pocket-extricating Mostinterestingman by three-quarters of a length in 1:54.2…a tick off her season and life-best effort. In Secret was a stubborn third, with Madhatter Bluechip (Brent Holland) and the other lady, Weslynn Dancer (Jason Bartlett), coming away with the remainder.
It was one of Sears’ four wins during the dozen-race card.
For second choice Rose Run Sydney, a 4-year-old daughter of Triumphant Caviar co-owned by Steve Carter, Adam Friedland and RBR Racing and trained by Scott DiDomenico, it was his fourth win in 13 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $17.40, the triple returned $70 and the superfecta paid $168.
Sunday’s go-round of the ‘New York, New York Double’ featured a winning combination of 7-Glossy (Saratoga’s third race) and 4–Casa Palmera (Yonkers’ fifth race), returning $7.60 for every correct $1 ticket. Total pool was $4,970. (Yonkers)