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Opens To Luminosity And Crombie A

Published: September 20, 2015 12:47 am ET

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Yonkers Raceway took a Saturday night stakes siesta, ceding the marquee to the overnight occupants. Luminosity (George Brennan, $3.50) and Crombie A (Brent Holland, $6.80) won their respective $48,000 Open Handicaps for trotters and pacers.

Luminosity, as the 3-4 choice, had the identical, unimpeded assigned eight-hole path to the lead that Krispy Apple did in Friday night’s distaff derby. Here, Luminosity controlled the crowd through intervals of :28.1, :56.4, 1:25.2 and 1:54. The margin, a length and a half entering the lane, was a length and three-quarters at the end. Chasing from the pocket was pole-sitting For You Almostfree (Jason Bartlett), with UVA Hanover (Jordan Stratton) a three-hole third. Watkins (Pat Lachance) and Not Afraid (Dan Dube) rounded out the payees.

For Luminosity, a five-year-old Cash Hall gelding co-owned by trainer Ron Burke (as Burke Racing) and Weaver Bruscemi, the win was his 11th in 27 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $44.40, with the triple returning $152.50.

As for Crombie A, who won the 1-through-7 draw in the weekly pacing feature, he worked out a second-over trip to snap the leading, 9-10 choice Somewhere In LA (Dube) by a half-length in 1:51.1. The latter kept the ball rolling (:26.3, :54.4, 1:23), taking a length and a half lead in and out of the final turn. Eight-hole-assigned Take It Back Terry (Brennan) flew home to snatch third, with Big N Bad (Eric Carlson) and a pocketed Dream Out Loud N (Tyler Buter) settling for the remainder.

For second choice Crombie A, a nine-year-old Down Under son of Life Sign trained by Rene Allard and owned by Allard Racing, Kapildeo Singh and Albert Abdala, he’s now seven-for-10 this season. The exacta paid $17.60, with the triple returning $134.

Crombie A owns a share the (1:50.1) all-age track record, taken in late July.

Next Saturday, it’s New York Night of Champions (Part II), with four, $225,000 sire stakes finals for two-year-olds.

(With files from Yonkers Raceway)

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