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Favourites Deliver In Yonkers Opens

Published: October 9, 2016 12:46 am ET

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Favourites Bit Of A Legend N (Jordan Stratton, $4) and Luminosity (George Brennan, $4.20) were the names above the moist Saturday night marquee, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 co-featured Open Handicaps.

Both did so in down-the-road fashion. Bit Of A Legend N, from post position No. 6 in the weekly pacing feature, held off Mach It So (Jason Bartlett) in a two-speed number (:27.2, :56.3, 1:25, 1:52.2). The margin was a neck, with Feel The Need A (Eric Goodell) a best-of-the-rest third. Melmerby Beach (Dan Dube) and a North American-debuting Ricimer A (Steve Smith) rounded out the payees.

For Bit Of A Legend N, a seven-year-old Down Under son of Bettors Delight owned by Harry von Knoblauch and trained by Peter Tritton, the win was his 11th in 23 seasonal starts. The exacta (two wagering choices) paid $11, with the triple returning $32.60.

The adult-table trot saw pole-sitting Luminosity go the distance (:27.4, :56.4, 1:25.4, 1:55.1), defeating a pocketed Cash Me Out (Tyler Buter) by a head. Crazy About Pat (Stratton) was a rallying third, with Dragin The Wagon (Eric Abbatiello) and eight-ball-assigned Allerage Star (Dube) settling for the minors.

For Luminosity, a six-year-old Cash Hall gelding co-owned by trainer Ron Burke (as Burke Racing) and Weaver Bruscemi, he’s now six-for-25 this season. The exacta (two wagering choices) paid $7.30, with the triple returning $51.

A friendly reminder from Yonkers Raceway that Monday evening’s (October 10) Pick 5 wager begins with a carryover of $5,023.18. 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 Saturday evening), the entire pool (minus takeout) moves to the next program.

(With files from Yonkers Raceway)


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