Cinamony Streaks To Another Open Win

Published: July 17, 2015 11:01 pm EDT

It was assigned as a two-horse race, wagered as a two-horse race and contested as a two-horse race.

Favourite Cinamony (George Brennan $4.20) was able to the get the jump on rival Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett) Friday night and that proved enough. The formful miss went the distance, winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $48,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.

Cinamony, starting from post position No. 7 directly inside of her foe, was not about to waste that advantage. She led at every station (:27.4, :56.4, 1:25, 1:52.2), while Krispy Apple, as the second choice, tucked in fourth before making her second bid. The former whipped the latter by a length and a quarter, with Alhambra (Larry Stalbaum), Caribbean Rose N (Tyler Buter) and Handsoffmycupcake (Dan Dube) settling for the small change.

For Cinamony, a four-year-old daughter of Art Official co-owned by trainer Ron Burke (as Burke Racing) and Weaver Bruscemi, it was her fifth win in nine seasonal starts (four-for-four since hitting town). The exacta (those two wagering choices) paid $9.70, with the triple returning $53.50.

Three days after France celebrated Bastille Day, Yonkers Raceway celebrated Bastille Night.

Bastille, the trotter, wired his foes in Friday night’s $25,000 second race, going the distance in 1:56.4.

The Ronald Knigge nine-year-old Revenue S homebred, trained by his daughter Ashley and driven by Jason Bartlett, paid $6.40 as the slight wagering favourite. Bastille won his second race in 18 seasonal starts while going past $577,000 in career earnings.

The Raceway’s live season continues Saturday night (first post at 7:10 p.m.), featuring the $107,500 final of the Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace for two-year-old colts and geldings.

(Yonkers Raceway)