Bit Of A Legend N went last-to-first Saturday, July 28, winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $44,000 Open Handicap Pace.
Unsurprisingly away last from his eight-hole confinement, Bit Of A Legend N watched the sort of scrum he needed develop. Caviart Luca made the first lead, looping Americanprimetime. The latter then made the lead right at a :26.2 opening quarter, then paced a :55.1 half. Doctor Butch was situated third while Barimah A moved first-up from fourth.
Givenupdreaming chased from second-over, with Robbie Burns N behind that one and Bit Of A Legend N working from fourth-over. The octet tightened up in and out of a 1:23.3 three-quarters, with Robbie Burns N wide and Bit Of A Legend N widest.
Americanprimetime owned a length lead into the lane but Robbie Burns N soon disposed of Americanprimetime. Bit Of A Legend N dispatched all of them, whipping Robbie Burns N by a widening length-and-a-quarter in 1:51.4. Americanprimetime held third, with Capozzo and Caviart Luca settling for the minors.
For Bit Of A Legend N, a nine-year-old double-millionaire Down Under son of Bettors Delight owned by Von Knoblauch Stable and trained by Peter Tritton, it was his fourth win in 13 starts this season and his 45th overall. Driven by Jordan Stratton, he paid $7.00 to win.
Sunday, July 29's first post is 12:30 p.m., with four ‘French’ trots beginning the dozen-race card.
(With files from Yonkers Raceway)