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BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway

YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, March 22, 2016-Round 2 of Yonkers Raceway's series for the adult table set, the Blue Chip Matchmaker and George Morton Levy Memorial Series, has been drawn.'
Friday night, it’s the Matchmaker, with three consecutive (races 6 through 8), $40,000 events again featuring some of the sport's best pacing mares.

The final division collides two of last week's first-leg winners in Al Raza N (Jordan Stratton, post 4) and Lady Shadow (Corey Callahan, post 6). The former benefitted from a quick pace to close in a season's-best 1:52.3. The 6-year-old daughter of Gotta Go Cullect has won two of her three seasonal starts, while the latter, a 5-year-old Shadow Play miss, won her season's debut wire-to-wire in 1:53.4.

Last week's other winner, 39-1 upsetter Mach it a Pair (George Brennan, post 2), landed in this week's opening event. The 6-year-old Mach Three miss, who prevailed by a nose in 1:53.2, has his the board in five of her six seasonal efforts.

Saturday night finds five $50,000 divisions (races 5,7 through 10) of the Levy, with all six, opening-round winners back for more.

Two of them-Bit of a Legend N (Stratton, post 4) and Mach it So (Tim Tetrick, post 6)-landed in the third division. Bit of a Legend N, a 7-year-old Down Under son of Bettor's Delight, has three wins and two seconds in five North American tries, including last week's 1:52 effort. Mach it So, a 6-year-old Mach Three gelding, won last Saturday's '16 debut in 1:51.3.

Lucan Hanover (Brennan, post 6) leads the opening grouping after wiring last week's rivals in 1:51.3. The 6-year-old Western Ideal gelding is 3-for-3 to begin his season.

Last week's hundred-dollar puzzler, Texas Terror N (Matt Kakaley, post 4), again tries to tickle the tote board, in this week's second division. The 8-year-old Down Under Western Terror gelding has hit the board in seven of his nine seasonal starts. Foiled Again (Yannick Gingras, post 3) also drew into this event after a fourth-place effort in his series/season debut a week ago

P H Supercam (Jason Bartlett, post 8), a two-move 1:53.1 winner in his series opener from a seven-hole, did himself one venue worse in the evening's fourth division. The 9-year-old Million Dollar Cam gelding, with a win in two seasonal starts. is making his 175th career start Saturday.

Take it Back Terry (Brennan, post 1) looms a mini mutuel in the final grouping on the heels of a 1:51.2 effort in Round 1. It was the first win in two '16 tries for the 7-year-old Western Terror gelding, who becomes a career millionaire sooner rather than later.


(photos by Mike Lizzi)

(FFI…Frank Drucker, Yonkers Raceway Publicity Director, 914-968-4200)

Frank Drucker
Director of Publicity
810 Yonkers Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704
Phone: (914) 457-2432

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