Leader vann Yonkers Trot!

10 jul, 2011 | Nyheter

Ett mycket bra jobb av Jimmy Takter gav en snygg seger i Yonkers Trot! En liten text från USTA.
Leader Of The Gang gives Takter third straight Yonkers Trot
Saturday, July 09, 2011 – by Frank Drucker, publicity director, Yonkers Raceway

Yonkers, NY–Leader Of The Gang went the distance Saturday night (July 9), winning Yonkers Raceway’s 57th Yonkers Trot in 1:57.2, giving trainer Jimmy Takter a third consecutive Trot victory.

Leaving from post 2 in the $445,474 first jewel of the Trotting Triple Crown, driver Dave Miller–who won this race a season ago with On The Tab–put the 3-year-old son of 1998 Yonkers Trot winner Muscles Yankee in play early.

At the outside, Pegasus Blue Chip (Yannick Gingras) broke.

Leader Of The Gang, meanwhile, stepped around pole-sitter Del Cielo (George Brennan) before the 28.4 opening quarter-mile. He then rated a 30.4 next interval (59-second intermission), before the lone New York-bred, Evil Urges (Jimmy Whittemore), moved from fourth. Live Jazz (Jim Meittinis) gapped that one badly.

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Leader Of The Gang (3), driven by David Miller, held off Del Cielo to win the Yonkers Trot in 1:57.2.

Leader Of The Gang remained the leader at the 1:28 three-quarters, while Celebrity Bombay (Brett Miller) and a wide Bambino Hall (Tim Tetrick) both danced the dance of the doomed.

Leader Of The Gang owned a length lead into the lane and held sway. He defeated a passing-lane-diving Del Cielo by a half-length in 1:57.2. Evil Urges was third, beaten a 1-1/2 lengths, with Live Jazz and Bambino Hall grabbing the small change. Pegasus Blue Chip and Celebrity Bombay rounded out the order in the field of seven.

Leader Of The Gang, co-owned by Christina Takter, Joyce McClelland, R A W Equine and Brixton Medical Ab, returned $6.70 (second choice behind the Pegasus Blue Chip-Live Jazz entry) for his first win in five seasonal starts. The exacta paid $25, with the triple returning $73.50.