Sell A Bit N Wins Yonkers Distaff
Sell A Bit N (Jordan Stratton, $7) was left without adult supervision Friday night (May 20), then made ‘em, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.
In play from assigned post position No. 5, Sell A Bit N was three-wide early before getting past pole-sitting Lookout Stokk Zone (Tyler Buter) and Know It All (Eric Abbatiello).
The leader was able to put up pokey precincts of :28 and :57.1 as McCovey Cove N (George Brennan) tried it first-up from fourth. Al Raza N (Matt Kakaley), as the 13-10 favourite, was second-over, which did her no favours here.
Sell A Bit N maintained her advantage in and out of a 1:25.4 three-quarters, taking a two-length lead into the lane. She then held off the closest pursuers, beating “Stokk Zone” by a neck in 1:53.3. Third went to Know It All (at nearly 64-1), with a crisp-late Mach It A Par (Brian Sears) and Al Raza N settling for the remainder.
For second choice Sell A Bit N, a six-year-old Down Under daughter of Julius Caesar owned by Harry von Knoblauch and trained by Peter Tritton, the win was her third in 11 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $154.50, with the triple returning $650.
A friendly reminder from Yonkers Raceway that Saturday evening’s (May 21) Pick 5 wager begins with a carryover of $2,979.90. The Pick 5 is a 50-cent base wager comprising races seven through 11 during every racing program. It has no consolation payoff, meaning if no one selects all five winners (as was the case Friday evening), the entire pool (minus takeout) moves to the next program.
Preakness Day Saturday finds the Raceway in full Pimlico simulcast mode, with selected mutuel windows opening at 10 a.m. in advance of a 10:30 a.m. first post. The 12-race, 1ive program begins at the usual 7:10 p.m.
(With files from Yonkers Raceway)