04/15/2016 9:08PM

Yonkers: Blue Chip Matchmaker preliminaries conclude

Mike Lizzi
Krispy Apple picked up her second straight Blue Chip Matchmaker Series victory Friday night with a 1:52 2/5 performance

Krispy Apple and Yagonnakissmeornot backed up their wins in last week's fourth round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series for open pacing mares at Yonkers Raceway with repeat trips to the winners' circle in Friday night's fifth and final preliminary round.

In the first split Krispy Apple and driver Jason Bartlett were in control through panels of 27 4/5, 56 3/5, and 1:24 2/5 en route to a three-quarter length victory in 1:52 2/5.  Sell A Bit N (Jordan Stratton), the slight favorite in the event, slipped through in the passing lane to finish second and Carolsideal (Dan Dube) was third after a first-over try against the eventual winner.

Jeff Bamond Jr. trains Krispy Apple, an 8-year-old daughter of Western Ideal, for owners Bamond Racing LLC. and Joe Davino of New Jersey.  This was her 42nd career victory, and she has now earned just over $1.65 million.  She paid $7.

Public choice Mach It A Par (George Brennan) clicked off fractions of 28 1/5, 58, and 1:26 in the other Matchmaker match-up, but in the stretch Yagonnakissmeornot (Dube), who had followed from the two-hole, came up on the inside of the pace-setter, and Yagonnakissmeornot was up to score by a length in 1:53 2/5.  Mach It A Par, who drifted out through the lane, had to settle for second, and Skippin By (Yannick Gingras) collected third.

Yagonnakissmeornot, a 7-year-old mare by The Panderosa, is trained by Rene Allard for owners Allard Racing Inc., Yves Sarrazin, and Kapildeo Singh of Quebec and New York.  Yagonnakissmeornot recorded the 38th win of her career, and she has now banked $1.19 million.  She returned $5.20 to win.