Tequila Monday wins Friday Yonkers open
July 05, 2019
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She’s slowing down.
A week after matching Yonkers Raceway’s all-age track record—1:50 flat—, Tequila Monday (Matt Kakaley, $2.50) ‘crawled’ in 1:50.1.
The odds-on lass toyed with her five inside rivals Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $46,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.
Tequila Monday worked around Feelin’ Red Hot (George Brennan), then completed her rounds (interspersing intervals of :27, :55.2 and 1:23.2).
She whipped that pursuer by 2¼ lengths.
A first-up Gold Orchid N (Jim Marohn Jr.), Al-Mar-Got A Fever (Jason Bartlett) and Twinkle (Brent Holland) rounded out the payees, while Glenferrie Blade A (Jordan Stratton) enjoyed the thrill of competition.
For Tequila Monday, a 5-year-old statebred daughter of American Ideal co-owned by Northfork Racing & Chuck Pompey and trained by Chis Oakes, it was her eight win in 11 seasonal starts (26th win in 55 career starts). She’s won her last six local tries. (Yonkers)