03/29/2014 11:40PM

Yonkers: Foiled Again takes care of business in round two of the Levy

Mike Lizzi
Foiled Again never broke a sweat as the 1/9 favorite.

They put up $50,000 and a million dollar event took place on Saturday night at Yonkers with a 20-1 shocking victory by Mach It So the result in one of the most competitive Levy legs in recent memory. In a race that featured the dynamic entry of Sweet Lou and Easy Again along with Apprentice Hanover it was Dancin Yankee that caused the race to break from business as usual into a wild affair.

Dancin Yankee with Ron Pierce driving blasted from the gate over a rain-soaked surface and got around Apprentice Hanover through a :27 opening quarter with Sweet Lou and Easy Again both taking early tucks. Dancin Yankee was put under attack coming off the second turn as Yannick Gingras moved Sweet Lou with purpose. A speed duel developed with the pair hitting the half in :55 and three quarters in a mind-boggling 1:23 1/5.

Heading to the three quarters first leg winner Easy Again made a brisk three wide move and appeared to have the leaders at his mercy. Midway through the final turn Apprentice Hanover snapped out of the pocket and quickly took control with Easy Again flattening a bit. Sitting in the shadows all along would be Mach It So, driver Tim Tetrick rallied him wide and the pair were airborne rolling by just on the wire. Apprentice Hanover held for second with Easy Again settling for third in the 1:52 4/5 mile. The victory was his second straight in the series for the P J Fraley trainee.

“He’s been under the radar every week,” said Tetrick following the race, “They needed to mix it up for him and they did.”

Foiled Again gave driver Yannick Gingras a triple in the Levy scoring in 1:53 4/5 over entrymate Aracache Hanover and 85-1 outsider Texican N. Making his 200th career start Foiled Again won for the 78th time going wire-to-wire as the prohibitive favorite. It was the second straight Levy leg victory with all four winners joining that elite level.

Earlier Gingras guided Bettors Edge to a wire-to-wire performance. The five-year-old seated rival Word Power early and then gamely kept entrymate Clear Vision at bay through a solid third quarter. In the stretch Gingras let the son of Bettors Delight sprint and the pair crossed the wire in 1:53 4/5, his second straight Levy leg triumph. Clear Vision held on for second ahead of Word Power.

Gingras and Burke’s Itrustyou also captured his second straight Levy leg, this time with a quarter-move early having his entrymates providing the only company he’d see throughout the mile. Under the wet conditions the six-year-old, part of a 1-9 threesome, scored in 1:55 with Special Forces gamely holding on for second ahead of a very game P H Supercam.

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