Yonkers Open Pace Ends In Dead Heat

Published: October 27, 2018 11:30 pm EDT

It was an old-fashioned heater Saturday night (October 27), with Great Vintage (Mark MacDonald, $5.60) and Im Some Graduate (Pat Berry, $12.20) dividing Yonkers Raceway’s co-featured $44,000 Open Handicap Pace.

The tandem swallowed up Mach It So (Joe Bongiorno) late in the lane, Great Vintage easing out from the pocket and Im Some Graduate altering course and closing inside to match strides at the line in a ‘sloppy’ 1:52.3.

Mach It So was third, beaten a head, with Bit Of A Legend N (Jordan Stratton) a two-move fourth and tepid 5-2 favourite Military Master A (Jason Bartlett) fifth. It was just a length and a half between the five payees.

Saturday night’s co-featured Open Handicap Trot was won by DWs NY Yank (Bongiorno, $9), who pocketed past 7-10 choice Gruden (Bongiorno) by a neck in 1:57. The Last Chapter (MacDonald) was third, with Kinetic King (Jim Marohn Jr.) and Boffin (Stratton) settling for the minors.

A reminder that the Raceway offers six programs next week, going Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (final one of season), Friday and Saturday evenings (first post 6:50 p.m.) as well as Sunday, Nov. 4 (post time TBA)

(With files from Yonkers Raceway)