Last-to-first Kaitlyn N wins Yonkers’ Friday $40,000 Distaff Derby

Yonkers, NY – A last-to-first Kaitlyn N (Jason Bartlett, $4.90) picked off her four rivals Friday night (Feb. 7), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.

Kaitlyn N went from last-to-first to win the $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap at Yonkers Friday night. Benson Doda Photo.

Watching from the outside post position in the quintet, favored Kaitlyn N was at the rear as Itty Bitty (Dan Dube) led through early intervals of :27.3 and :57.2.

Pole-sitter Wishy Washy Girl (Joe Bongiorno) was pocketed and Feelin Red  Hot (George Brennan) eventually moved first-up from fourth.

The latter engaged the leader in and out of a 1:25.3 three-quarters, with a second-over Kaitlyn N getting dragged into contention.

The people’s preference then moved widest and fastest through the lane, prevailing by a length-and-a-half in 1:54.4.

A reserved Sandy Win (Eric Goodell) did get into second, with Wishy Washy Girl, Itty Bitty and Feelin Red Hot rounding out the order of finishers/payees.

For Kaitlyn N, a 7-year-old Down Under daughter of American Ideal co-owned by (trainer) Richard Banca and James & Barbara Boese, it was a winning seasonal debut. The exacta paid $25.20, with neither triple nor superfecta wagering offered.

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