Yonkers Raceway’s stakes season began Monday night, with the opening round of the Petticoat Pacing Series for three- and four-year-old young ladies who were non-winners of four races and/or $40,000 through last Dec. 1.
Four, $20,000 divisions went postward, with odds-on Kryptos (George Brennan, $2.60) turning in a-night’s-fastest/life-best 1:54.3 effort. The three-year-old daughter of Somebeachsomewhere, 4-for-4 to begin her career, made short work of her rivals (:28.2, :57.2, 1:26) before winning by a length.
“She’s a bit green and hasn’t quite figured out of the turns, but she can go,” Brennan said.
The lass is co-owned (as Drennan Stable) by (trainer) Nik Drennan, Joseph Davino and Brad Shackman.
The former, trained by Wayne Givens for co-owners Legacy Racing of Delaware and Reginald Hazzard II, is now 3-for-6 this season (3-for-3 since adding Lasix). The latter, owned by Stacey Reinsma and trained by Andrew Harris, has three (consecutive) wins in her five seasonal starts.
The evening’s final series division went to a seasonal-debuting Special Package (Jason Bartlett, $3.40) in 1:55.4. The four-year-old daughter of Western Terror co-owned by (trainer) Tom Fanning and Fly By Night Stables
The Raceway’s live season continues Tuesday afternoon, with the opening round of the Sagamore Hill Pacing Series for three- and four-year-old colts/geldings. Post time is 1 p.m.