Yonkers, NY — DW’s NY Yank (George Brennan, $4.60), as the wagering favorite, held off Melady’s Monet (Jordan Stratton) Saturday night (Feb. 9th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Open Handicap Trot.
Awa third from assigned post position No. 5, DW’s NY Yank saw Mostinterestingman (Jason Bartlett) lead through intervals of :27.4, :58 and 1:26.3. Having taken out of third before the three-quarters, ‘DW’ began to close the gap.
With Mostinterestingman leading by a length-and-a-quarter in and out of the final turn, DW’s NY Yank did eventually collar him late in the lane. He then found the line in time, whipping a from-seventh Melady’s Monet by a nose in 1:56.1.
Third went to Mostinterestingman, with Lily’s Swan Pond (Joe Bongiorno) and Chestnut Schofield (Dan Dube) settling for the minors.
For DW’s NY Yank, a 10-year-old Dilbert Hanover gelding co-owned (as Burke Racing) by (trainer) Ron Burke and Weaver Bruscemi, it was his first win in three seasonal starts. The exacta paid $15.80, the triple returned $36.80 and the superfecta paid $188.
The Saturday feature was one of Brennen’s four wins during the dozen-race card.