03/24/2017 10:02PM

Yonkers: Blue Chip Matchmaker Series action continues

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Chris Brokate
Bedroomconfessions was an impressive winner in the last of three Blue Chip Matchmaker sections Friday night

The second round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series for pacing mares was contested Friday evening at Yonkers Raceway with three $40,000 divisions taking place.  None of the first leg winners were able to repeat, leaving the door open for new faces Empress Deo, Mackenzie A, and Bedroomconfessions to emerge.

Bedroomconfessions (Scott Zeron) took the fastest section, leading the final group through fractions of 27 3/5, 57, and 1:25 2/5 on her way to a 1:52 3/5 tally.  She defeated runner-up Krispy Apple (Brett Miller) by about four lengths, with Regil Elektra (Jason Bartlett), one of the victors last Friday night, third after a first-over try from post seven.

Tony Alagna trains Bedroomconfessions, a 5-year-old American Ideal mare, for his Alagna Racing LLC. and partner Riverview Racing LLC.  This was her 14th career victory, and she has now earned $800,420.  The 2-5 favorite, Bedroomconfessions paid $2.90 to win.

In the opener Shesjustadelight N (Ron Cushing) was looking to make it two-for-two in the Matchmaker, and she would grab the lead at the 27 2/5 opening quarter.  She would continue to hold the top spot through a half in 56 4/5 and a three-quarters in 1:26, but in the lane Empress Deo (Matt Kakaley), who had been in the pocket throughout, rallied in the passing lane and past the pace-setter en route to a head decision in 1:54.  Divas Image (Joe Bongiorno) would collect third.

The winner is a 6-year-old daughter of Rocknroll Hanover trained by Wayne Givens for owner Legacy Racing Of De Inc.  This was the 23rd win of her life, and she pushed her bankroll to $431,311.  Sent off at 11-1, Empress Deo returned $25.00 to her backers.

Mackenzie A also tasted success in Matchmaker action.  Driven by Jordan Stratton, she grabbed first away from Wrangler Magic (Dan Dube) beyond the 28 2/5 first quarter-mile marker.  Mackenzie A would go on to reach the half in 56 4/5 and the three-quarters in 1:24 4/5, and a 28 3/5 final kicker got her to the wire half a length in front of Wrangler Magic in a 1:53 2/5 mile.  Betabcool N (Mark MacDonald) came in third.

A 5-year-old Rock N Roll Heaven mare bred in Australia, Mackenzie A is trained by Peter Tritton for owners Harry Von Knoblauch Stable LLC. and Ellen Kinser.  She now has nine career victories, with this being her first in four tries in North America, and $124,663 banked.  The 2-1 second choice, Mackenzie A paid $6.80 to win.