Favourite Mach It A Par made it three wins in succession Friday night thanks to her come-from-behind score in Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.
Watching the floor show early from what turned into an outside post position seven, Mach It A Par and driver Brian Sears saw Loveineveryminute (Dan Dube) and Al Raza N (Mark MacDonald) alternate (:27.3, :56.1) leading the way. The latter continued through a 1:25.1 three-quarters, not overly fast for these ladies. Mach It A Par found herself chasing those pokey fractions, operating from third-over and sixth into the lane.
She closed widest and fastest, whipping an off-the-layoff Sell A Bit N (Jordan Stratton) by a hard-charging head in 1:53.1. Hidden Land (Brent Holland) was a good, first-up third, with Al Raza N and Lispatty (Steve Smith) rounding out the payees.
For Mach It A Par, a six-year-old daughter of Mach Three co-owned by Delegance Stable IX, Carmen Iannacone, T L P and the Gandolfo Stables and trained by Richard Banca, it was her sixth win in 19 seasonal starts.