Homeracing

Yonkers Hosts Bluechip Matchmaker on Friday

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Ted Black

April 1st, 2017

Conditions were hardly ideal at Yonkers Raceway on Friday night for the third leg of the Bluechip Matchmaker Series for free-for-all pacing mares, but the series crowned a trio of two-time winners.

In the opening division, Bedroomconfessions overcame post five and the sloppy track to gain command past the opener in 29.1, got a breather to the half in 58.2, met pressure from Mach It A Par through the far turn and just outlasted that one who drifted out badly late for a nose score in 1:55.1.

Bedroomconfessions now owns four wins in seven starts this year and sports a 15-19-11 slate and $820,000 bankroll from 60 career outings, but more importantly she boasts two wins and one second-place finish in three starts in the series.

Mach It A Par, who raced gamely while drifting out considerably in the lane, has finished first once and second once in three BCMM legs, while durable mare Krispy Apple settled for third after a pocket trip.

Then in the second Bluechip third leg split, Regil Elektra overcame post six to gain command in a 28-second opener, got a breather to the half in 58.2 then held safe the first over bid of Betabcool N for a neck score in 1:56.2.

Regil Elektra now owns four wins and $93,000 banked from eight starts this year and joined Bedroomconfessions as a two-time series winner. Betabcool N has been second once and third twice in two BCMM legs. Favored Empress Deo settled for fourth after a pocket journey.

Then in the third Matchmaker third leg division, Shejustadelight N (Ron Cushing) joined the first two mares as two-time series winners when she overcame a brief first over bid to overhaul favored Medussa and outlast Sell A Bit N for a length score in 1:56.4.

Trained by Heidi Gibbs, Shesjustadelight N has won twice in five starts this year and now owns two wins and a second-place finish in three BCMM outings. Sell A Bit N and Medussa settled for second and third, respectively, and both hit the board for the first time in three series tries.

Through three rounds of the BCMM series, two-time winners Bedroomconfessions (200) and Shesjustadelight N (200) both share the top spot in the points standings, while Regil Elektra (187) is third. Empress Deo (158), Mach It A Par (155), Mackenzie A (145), Betabcool N (124), and Krispy Apple (117) round out the top eight right now. Sell A Bit N (108), Medussa (103), Lispatty (103), Change The Rulz (97) and Divas Image (97) are still very much within striking range of earning a berth in the $200,000 final.
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