04/23/2016 9:31PM

Yonkers: Bit Of A Legend N finishes off Levy Series sweep in $609,000 final

Mike Lizzi
Bit Of A Legend N won all five of his preliminary legs and the final of the Levy Series at Yonkers

Bit Of A Legend N swept through the George Morton Levy Series, capturing the $609,000 final for Jordan Stratton on Saturday night in 1:51 flat.

The action was hot and heavy early as All Bets Off and Take It Back Terry, both from the powerful Ron Burke stable, left between the 1-5 betting favorite. All Bets Off looped Bit Of A Legend N through the first turn to take control with Take It Back Terry yielding and Bit Of A Legend N in third. After All Bets Off crossed the opening quarter in 27 flat Stratton sent Bit Of A Legend N with a brisk move and secured the front off the second turn.

Stratton shut down the half some, hitting that station in 55 2/5. Then Take It Back Terry and George Brennan pulled to the outside to challenge, but Bit Of A Legend N was more than up for company, cruising to the three quarters in 1:23 1/5.

In the stretch the 7-year-old by Bettor's Delight, owned by Harry von Knoblauch, bore out slightly but sprinted off powerfully to a career-best clocking. All Bets Off came inside and held second with Texican N, an entrymate with the winner, splitting horses late for Yannick Gingras to finish third.  P H Supercam finished fourth with Take It Back Terry settling for the fifth spot.

The victory was the eighth of the year in 10 starts for the Peter Tritton trained stallion and pushed his career bankroll to $1,110,936, a majority of that taken Down Under.

"He's the best horse I have ever had," said Tritton after the race. "Jordan (Stratton's) done a great job keeping him going."

"I thought he was the best horse coming in," said Stratton. "I moved him at the quarter, and he did the rest. He really gets around this track great."

With Bit Of A Legend N being unstaked, Tritton suggested he would be open to racing in Invitationals after a few weeks off. The Gerrity at Saratoga, The Battle of Lake Erie (Invite at Northfield) and the Quillen (Harrington) are on Tritton's radar.

Wiggle It Jiggleit cruised to a 1:51 victory in the $100,000 Levy consolation. Montrell Teague got the top in a 27 opening quarter, and from that point it was easy as he led Santa Fe Beachboy around the track before sprinting home in 27 2/5. Domethatagain roughed it without cover and held for third. Sent off as a 1-20 proposition Wiggle It Jiggleit returned $2.10, keying a $9.10 exacta.