Charmed Life Beats The Boys Again

Published: November 19, 2017 01:25 pm EST

Odds-on Charmed Life (Yannick Gingras, $3.50) slapped the boys silly yet again on Sunday afternoon (November 19), as she won the $40,000 Open Trot at a windy Yonkers Raceway.

With ‘only’ a seven-horse field, the weekly trotting feature was contested at the distance of one mile.

After having raced first-up a week ago, Charmed Life was in play early on Sunday. From Post 5, she found the front well before the :27.2 opening quarter-mile. Lookslikeachpndale (driven by Dan Dube), who left directly outside of the lass, was hard-used just to cram into the pocket.

Once Charmed Life made the lead, there wasn’t a whole lot of suspense. She cut the rest of the fractions (:58.2, 1:27.3) and nailed the finish line in 1:56.3.

Charmed Life (Image courtesy Darragh Riordan)

‘Chpndale’ easily saved second, while DWs NY Yank (George Brennan), Buen Camino (Brian Sears) and Tight Lines (Jeff Gregory) were relegated to the minors.

For Charmed Life is a seven-year-old millionaire daughter of Majestic Son that is co-owned (as Allard Racing) by (trainer) Rene Allard, Yves Sarazin and VIP Internet Stable. The victory was Charmed Life’s eighth win from 23 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $17 and the ‘triple’ returned $81.50.

The scheduled ‘New York, New York Double’ was cancelled after Aqueduct scrapped its card.

Sunday matinees, along with the weather-permitting ‘New York, New York Double,’ will return on November 26 (post time to be announced).

(Yonkers Raceway)