03/28/2014 9:55PM

Yonkers: Somwherovrarainbow continues to roll in Blue Chip Matchmaker

Mike Lizzi
Somwherovrarainbow is perfect in three starts this year.

Somwherovrarainbow appears to be a star in the making if her first two half-mile track efforts of 2014 are to be considered. The four-year-old made a quick move to the front off the second turn and scored decisively in one of four $40,000 divisions of the Blue Chip Matchmaker at Yonkers on Friday night.

Trained by Joe Holloway, the mare had control for Brian Sears as the 1-2 favorite, displacing the two-move leader Yagonnakissmeornot and cruising to the half in 56 flat. With little but open road in front of her, Somwherovrarainbow cruised to the three quarters in 1:24 4/5 and then sprinted home under minimal urging to score in 1:53.

It was the third victory in succession for Somwherovrarainbow in 2014. Yagonnakissmeornot finished second with Summertime Lea holding third.

“I wasn’t looking to come first up again,” said Sears following the victory, in reference to the long grind his mare had to endure in her 1:52 4/5 opening leg victory a week earlier.

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Jordan Stratton guided 9-2 shot Ideal In Vegas aggressively from the pole position, brushing to the top before the quarter and never looking back. The five-year-old trained by Anthony Mannino had no trouble holding off favored Krispy Apple’s overland assault after backing the opening half to 57 seconds.

Ideal In Vegas won for the third time this year, scoring in 1:53 1/5.

Handicapped by outside draws in her last few starts, Ideal In Vegas scored ahead of Krispy Apple with Lets Go Higher third.

Angels Delight made it two straight legs of the Blue Chip Matchmaker with an impressive 1:53 2/5 score for driver George Brennan. Coming overland once again, this time the four-year-old was uncovered at 7-1 against 1-5 favorite Charisma Hanover and wore that one down impressively. Anndrovette, the 3-1 second choice in the field, had the passing lane but lacked the momentum of the winner, a $25,000 purchase of owner Joe Pennacchio from November’s Harrisburg auction that’s earned $40,000 in the last two weeks alone for trainer Kevin Carr. Charisma Hanover faded to third.

The $1.7 million winner Rocklamation regained winning form, outsprinting her 1-9 entrymate Camille in the late stages to score in 1:53 1/5 in the final Blue Chip Matchmaker division. Yannick Gingras guided Rocklamation to the victory for trainer Ron Burke over Camille with last year’s Breeders Crown winner Shelliscape coming up the pylons for the show spot.