03/31/2017 10:03PM

Yonkers: Round three of Blue Chip Matchmaker Series staged

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Mike Lizzi
Regil Elektra sloshed her way to her second victory in the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series

There had been six different winners through the two rounds of the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series for pacing mares at Yonkers Raceway coming into Friday night, but Bedroomconfessions, Regil Elektra, and Shesjustadelight N put an end to that trend by picking up their second Matchmaker tallies.

Racing over a sloppy racetrack and through windy and rainy conditions, Bedroomconfessions (Scott Zeron) backed up her win last week with a 1:55 1/5 score in the $40,000 opener.  She led the way through panels of 29 1/5, 58 2/5, and 1:26 4/5, then held off a badly drifting out Mach It A Par (Jason Bartlett), who had attacked first-over out of third before three-quarters, to score by a nose.  Krispy Apple (Brett Miller) followed the eventual winner from the pocket and wound up third.

Tony Alagna trains Bedroomconfessions, a 5-year-old American Ideal mare, for his Alagna Racing LLC. and partner Riverview Racing LLC.  This was her 15th career victory, and she has now earned $820,420.  The 4-5 favorite, Bedroomconfessions paid $3.80 to win.

In the second section Regil Elektra (Bartlett), who was third last week after taking her division in the first leg, made her way past Empress Deo (Matt Kakaley) at the 28 second opening quarter, then was unpressured through a 58 2/5 half and a 1:27 2/5 three-quarters.  First-over challenger Betabcool N (Mark MacDonald) made up some ground through the lane, but it was not enough as Regil Elektra reported home with a half-length decision in 1:56 2/5.  Mackenzie A (Jordan Stratton) brushed from sixth and last at three-quarters to third at the line.

Regil Elektra, who finished fourth in the Matchmaker final last season, is a 7-year-old Mach Three mare trained by Keith Armer for owner Fred Monteleone Stable LLC.  She is now a 35-time winner in her life, and she has put away $810,328.  Sent off at 7-2, she returned $9.40 to win.

Shesjustadelight N (Ron Cushing), who was second in her Matchmaker try on March 24, also restored her winning ways from two weeks ago in the nightcap.  She landed third from post two and watched as Medusa (Kakaley) chopped out opening-half splits of 29 and 59 4/5.  Medusa was still in the lead at the 1:27 4/5 three-quarters, but Shesjustadelight N had moved first-over to challenge, and she would overhaul Medusa in the lane.  From there, Shesjustadelight N pulled clear, winning by about two lengths in 1:56 4/5.  Sell A Bit N (Stratton) was up for second over Medusa.

Cushing also co-owns Shesjustadelight N, a 7-year-old Bettor's Delight mare, with partner Kevin Sywyk.  Heidi Gibbs trains Shesjustadelight N, who posted her 24th career victory and ran her earnings to $215,215.  She paid $4.70 to win as the 6-5 second choice.