FAVOURED Newborn Sassy is just in a zone right now.
She proved it again last night by handily winning Yonkers Raceway’s last-of-the-month $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.
Remanded outside her six rivals, Newborn Sassy was caught wide early, before Jordan Stratton eventually settled her fourth.
While this was transpiring, Lispatty worked around Frost Damage Blues before a :26.4 opening quarter-mile.
After a 56.1-secon intermission, ‘Sassy’ was moving again, engaging Lispatty in and out of a 1:24.1 three-quarters.
She finished off that foe early in the lane, then widened. Frost Damage Blues did slip out behind the eventual winner, with she and a bottled-up-till-late Mach It A Par cosmetically closing the margin.
Newborn Sass defeated Frost Damage Blues by a length-and-three-quarters in 1:53.1, with Mach It A Par, Lispatty and Angel’s Pride (George Brennan) settling for the remainder.
For Newborn Sassy, a five-year-old daughter of Western Ideal owned by CC Racing and Joann Looney-King and trained by Jim King, it was her eighth win in 26 seasonal starts for career earnings over $985,000.