Regil Elektra (Jason Bartlett, $5.90) was encouraged early and in hand late Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $24,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Pace.
Getting some gate reminders from post position No. 4, Regil Elektra made the lead before a :28.1 quarter-mile. From there, no sweat (:57.3, 1:26, 1:53.4), with that :27.4 kicker denying anyone else a shot.
Pole-assigned Jungle Genie N (Matt Kakaley) chased from the pocket while beaten a length and three-quarters, with Massive Attack N (George Brennan), tepid 9-5 choice Rockn Ruby N (Dan Dube) and a trailing-throughout Jonsie Jones (Tyler Buter) completing the payees/finishers.
For second choice Regil Elektra, a six-year-old daughter of Mach Three owned by Fred Monteleone and trained by Keith Armer, the win was her second in three seasonal starts.
The exacta paid $20.60, with triple wagering cancelled due to limited entrants.
A reminder that in advance of the northeast’s snowstorm, live racing (and all simulcasting) has been scrapped for Saturday (Jan. 23). Live racing is scheduled to resume Monday, Jan., 25, with a first post of 7:10 p.m. As of this writing, with NYRA not having made a decision regarding Aqueduct’s Sunday (Jan. 24) program, Yonkers’ status for Sunday simulcasting is TBA.