FORMER New Zealand pacer Betterb Chevron prevailed in last night’s Yonkers Raceway’s soggy $46,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.
Settling last of the field of six from barrier five, Betterb Chevron saw Wisdom Tree and Reclamationalternate up front, with the latter grabbing the lead before a 26.3-second opening quarter-mile.
It was a 55.3-second intermission before D G’s Elsa make a weak bid from fourth, wich forced Betterb Chevron wide early before a 1:23.4 three-quarters.
Reclamation owned a length lead around the final turn as Wisdom Tree edged off the cones, about to win the battle but lose the war.
Wisdom Tree picked off Reclamation, but could not stall the people’s preference.
Betterb Chevron, a $4.80 favourite, prevailed by a length in 1:53.2 from Wisdom Tree, with Reclamation, Lispatty and Angel’s Pride settling the remainder.
For Betterb Chevron, a Down Under daughter of Bettor’s Delight owned by William Hartt and trained by Lance Hudson, it was her eighth win in 21 seasonal starts.
- FRANK DRUCKER