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Write Me A Song pens Yonkers victory

November 01, 2019
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A pocketed Write Me A Song (George Brennan, $6.10) picked off favored I’mprincessgemma A (Joe Bongiorno) nearing the wire Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $42,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.
Making the first lead from post position No. 5, Write Me A Song stuffed Tequila Monday (Eric Goodell) in behind before yielding to 7-5 choice I’mprincessgemma A. All that transpired before a 27-second flat opening quarter-mile.
It was a rated :56.1 intermission when Tequila Monday made her second move, advancing from third toward a 1:24.3 three-quarters. That lass stalled soon after, with I’mprincessgemma A taking a length-and-a-half lead in and out of the final turn.
Write Me A Song edged by, however, the final margin three-quarters of a length in 1:52.4. ‘Gemma’ held second, with ground-savers Robyn  Camden (Jim Marohn Jr.) and Angel’s Pride (Brent Holland), along with Glenferrie Blade A (Jordan Stratton) coming away with the small change.
For second choice Write Me A Song, a 4-year-old daughter of Sportsmaster co-owned (as Burke Racing) by (trainer) Ron Burke, Weaver Bruscemi and Phil Collura, it was her ninth win in 23 seasonal starts. (Yonkers)
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