Alexas Power Wins Yonkers Distaff Derby

Alexas Power (Jason Bartlett, $6.10) retook from Lispatty (Mark MacDonald), then held that one off Friday night (May 10), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.

Making the first lead from assigned post position No. 2, Alexas Power gave it up to Lispatty before playing leapfrog on the lead.

‘Alexa’ controlled the race (:27.3, :57.1, 1:25.1, 1:53.2), taking minimal first-up pressure from Queen Josephine (Troy Beyer), while 13-10 favourite Glenferrie Blade A (Jordan Stratton) went wide to nowhere around that one.

Alexas Power owned a length-and-a-quarter lead into the lane, then out-gamed Lispatty by a half-length. Twinkle (Brent Holland) offered decent foot at both ends for third, while Glenferrie Blade A and Oceania (Eric Goodell) settled for the remainder.

For second choice Alexas Power, a four-year-old daughter of Somebeachsomewhere co-owned by Jeff & Michael Snyder and trained by Jim Campbell, the win was her first in six seasonal starts (career earnings over $600,000). The exacta paid $51, the triple returned $172.50 and the superfecta paid $488.

(Yonkers Raceway)

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