Delightfulmemphisn wins Yonkers Friday night $44,000 Distaff Derby

Yonkers, NY – A first-up Delightfulmemphisn (Jason Bartlett, $17) prevailed  Friday night (Feb. 15), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.

Delightfulmemphisn won Friday night’s $44,000 F&M Open Handicap Pace at Yonkers and paid $17. Katy Gazzini Photo.

Away fourth from post position four, Delightfulmemphisn watched Kaitlyn N (Matt Kakaley) lead through early intervals of :27.3 and :56.3,  Delightfulmemphisn left the cones after intermission, as first pacing in place toward a 1:24.4 three-quarters.

She picked it up after that, though Kaitlyn N owned a length-and-a-half lead into the lane. However, that lass was about to wear out her welcome.

Delightfulmemphisn surged by, beating a second-over Itty Bitty (Jim Marohn Jr.) by a length in 1:53.

Sally Fletcher A (Joe Bongiorno), Kaitlyn N and Empress Deo (George Brennan) settled for the lesser loot, with 1-2 favorite Betterb Chevron N (Jordan Stratton) last among the half-dozen at every point of the mile.

For fifth choice Delightfulmemphisn, a 6-year-old Down Under daughter of Bettor’s Delight owned by Enzed Racing Stable and trained by Nifty Norman, it was her fourth win in five seasonal starts. The exacta paid $135, the triple returned $685 and the superfecta paid $1,983.

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