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Yonkers Feature To Icanflylikeanangel

Published: November 16, 2019 12:12 am ET

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With nary a distaff derby in sight Friday night (Nov. 15), Yonkers Raceway offered $22,000 tri-features highlighted by the trotters.

Odds-on favourite Icanflylikeanangel (Jason Bartlett, $3.30) had no issues whatsoever. From post position No. 5, he worked around Majestic Brayden (Joe Bongiorno), making the lead before a :28.1 opening quarter-mile.

From there, it was a :58.2 intermission and 1:27 three-quarters, with pole-sitting Lord Cromwell (Matt Kakaley) not getting close first-up from third. Icanflylikeanangel owned a length-and-three-quarter lead into the lane, needing only to hold off his immediate stalker.

He did, defeating Majestic Brayden by a couple of lengths in 1:55.2. Third went to Lord Cromwell, sharing the minors with Sumatra (George Brennan) and Im The Muscle (Dan Dube).

For Icanflylikeanangel, a five-year-old Archangel gelding co-owned by Pollack Racing & Randy Bendis and trained by Scott DiDomenico, the win was his fifth in 21 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $31, the triple returned $90 and the superfecta paid $332.

A friendly reminder from Yonkers Raceway that Saturday evening’s Pick 5 wager starts with a carryover of $3,858.09 and a $15,000 guaranteed pool. The guarantee is in conjunction with the U.S. Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering Program.

The Pick 5 is a 50-cent base wager comprising races seven through 11 Saturday night. It has no consolation payoff, meaning if no one selects all five winners (as was the case Friday night), the entire pool (minus takeout) moves to the next racing program.

(With files from Yonkers Raceway)

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