Yonkers, NY — Odds-on favorite Betterb Chevron N (Jordan Stratton, $3.20) could not have gone any slower in the early going Friday night (Sept. 27), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $42,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.
The lone leaver from post position No. 5, Betterb Chevron N slogged through early intervals of :28 and :57, with those nice round numbers giving her way too much of an advantage.
It was Liberty Rose N (Eric Goodell) trying it first-up from fourth as Betterb Chevron N maintained her lead in and out of a 1:25.2 three-quarters. Betterb Chevron N owned a three-quarter length lead off the final turn, then held pocket-sitting Lispatty (Austin Siegelman) at bay by that same margin in 1:53.2. Third went to Liberty Rose N, with Quite A Sight (Brent Holland) and Alexa’s Power (Jim Marohn Jr.) rounding out the remainder.
For Betterb Chevron N, a 6-year-old Down Under daughter of Bettor’s Delight owned by William Hartt and trained by Lance Hudson, it was her eighth win in 24 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $13, the triple returned $108.50 and the superfecta paid $297.