Favoured Sell A Bit N (Jordan Stratton, $4.40) proved the fastest femme Friday night (Aug. 18), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $55,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.
Away alertly from assigned post position No. 5, Sell A Bit N worked around second choice Delightful Dragon (Brent Holland) just after a :27.3 opening quarter-mile. The track, which had taken on water earlier in the card, wound up yielding equal halves (:57, 1:25.3, 1:54).
That was swift enough for the eventual victress, who held off a stubborn, two-move try by Regil Elektra to win by a neck. Delightful Dragon was a pocket third, with Sail To The Beach (Dan Dube) and Lispatty (George Brennan) rounding out the payees...the quintet separated by just two lengths at the wire.
For Sell A Bit N, a seven-year-old Down Under daughter of Julius Caesar owned by Harry von Knoblauch Stables and trained by Peter Tritton, the win was her second in 14 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $36.80, with the triple returning $75.50.