Top Trotters To Yonkers Friday

Published: August 19, 2008 02:55 pm EDT

Yonkers Raceway continues its New York Sire Stakes display Friday night with four splits of the $236,883 White Plains Trot for three-year-old colts and geldings.

Post time for the baker's-dozen bonanza is 7:40 p.m., with the quartet of state-bred events going as Races 3, 5, 7 and 8.

Holiday Credit, who was last seen at the half-mile oval when he borke in late stretch during the Yonkers Trot, returns in Friday night's opening ($59,770) NYSS event.

Jim Morrill Jr. will drive Holiday Credit for trainer Jimmy Takter from Post 5, as the son of Credit Winner goes after his sixth victory of the season. Holiday Credit, co-owned by Christina Takter, John Fielding and a pair of Swedish stables, closed for third in this past Sunday's $500,000 Colonial at Chester Downs. He's banked in excess of $285,000 in '08.

Friday night's second ($58,670) White Plains grouping is led by Big Apple Deli (Stephane Bouchard, Post 1). The Conway Hall colt, a rallying third in the Yonkers Trot, has five wins, two seconds and two thirds ($207,393) in 11 seasonal starts. He did misbehave, however, as the odds-on choice in his division of the Zweig at Tioga Downs.

It's awfully tough for a half-million-dollar earner to fly well under the radar, but such is the life of Make It Happen.

About the only thing the son of Conway Hall has done wrong is be a stablemate of the perfect Deweycheatumnhowe. Make it Happen looms a puny pari-mutuel proposition in the penultimate ($59,770) parade. Trainer Ray Schnittker will do the driving from Post 4.

The final ($58,670) NYSS event includes General Royal, a Linda Toscano-trained CR Excalibur gelding that is going after a fourth consecutive victory.

Click here to view Yonkers' Friday entries.

(With files from Yonkers)