Early Faves Announced For Yonkers Trot

Published: August 19, 2009 02:49 pm EDT

Judge Joe and The Chancellor have been established as the morning line favourites for the pair of $40,000 Yonkers Trot elimination races which will take place Saturday

, August 21 at Yonkers Raceway Yonkers Trot No. 55.

Fourteen three-year-olds -- including one filly -- have been entered for Yonkers Raceway's marquee trotting event.

The Yonkers Trot's companion race, the $367,985 Hudson Filly Trot, attracted 11 lasses. Yonkers' card this Saturday will also feature two $20,000 elims for the 'Hudson.'

The first four finishers in each elim will gain entrance to their respective finals, to be contested Saturday, August 29. The Yonkers Trot will boast a $670,774 purse. The Hudson boasts a $327,985 purse.

The elim fields, with driver changes and morning line odds, appear below.

Yonkers Trot - 1st elim
PP - Horse (Driver - Line)
1 - Judge Joe (Doug R. Ackerman, 7-5)
2 - Neighsay Hanover (Trond Smedshammer, 8-1)
3 - Copy Catch (Jason Bartlett, 6-1)
4 - Select Yankee (Stephane Bouchard, 8-1)
5 - Keystone Activator (Cat Manzi, 10-1)
6 - Celebrity Athena (Mike Lachance, 5-1)
7 - Salutation Hanover (Greg Grismore, 10-1)

Yonkers Trot – 2nd elim
1 - Road Rash (Marcus Johansson, 12-1)
2 - The Chancellor (Andy Miller, 8-5)
3 - Broadway Bistro (Jason Bartlett, 10-1)
4 - Vesuvio AS (Stephane Bouchard, 6-1)
5 - Citation Lindy (Ray Schnittker, 8-1)
6 - Truth In Action (Mike Lachance, 8-1)
7 - Calchips Brute (Trond Smedshammer, 4-1)

Hudson Filly Trot - 1st elim
1 - One Tough Girl (Cat Manzi, 6-1)
2 - Honorable Daughter (Stephane Bouchard, 7-5)
3 - Sea Raven (Greg Grismore, 12-1)
4 - Missys Doubt Fire (Jason Bartlett, 10-1)
5 - Windsong Soprano (Pat Berry, 3-1)
6 - Yursa Hanover (Jeff Gregory, 5-1)

Hudson Filly Trot – 2nd elim
1 - Hall Of Wishes (Stephane Bouchard, 10-1)
2 - Sirenuse (Cat Manzi, 8-1)
3 - Whispering Wind (Trond Smedshammer, 5-1)
4 - Seaside (Jason Bartlett; 3-1)
5 - Celebrity Juliet (Mike Lachance, 1-1)

(With files from Yonkers Raceway)

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