04/08/2016 10:01PM

Yonkers: Upsets in all three Blue Chip Matchmaker divisions

Chris Brokate
Yagonnakissmeornot was one of two winners for driver Dan Dube and trainer Rene Allard in the Blue Chip Matchmaker on Friday at Yonkers

The fourth round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series for open pacing mares was featured on Friday night at Yonkers Raceway, and it was a rough night for the favorites as Carolsideal (8-1), Yagonnakissmeornot (17-1) and Krispy Apple (4-1) posted upset victories in their respective $40,000 divisions.  Carolsideal and Yagonnakissmeornot were both driven by Dan Dube for trainer Rene Allard.

Carolsideal came first-over out of third past the 55 4/5 half in her split, and she would join leader Request For Parole (Yannick Gingras) at the 1:23 4/5 three-quarters.  Carolsideal would take away the top position past that marker and took the mares into the lane. 

Mach It A Par (George Brennan), who was delayed behind the stopping Request For Parole after the three-quarters, found room to the outside on the final bend and charged after Carolsideal late in the mile.  Carolsideal held her off, though, winning by a head in 1:51 3/5, which is the fastest mile so far in the Matchmaker Series. Venus Delight (Jason Bartlett) checked in the third spot.

Allard Racing Inc., Yves Sarrazin, and Kapildeo Singh of Quebec and New York own Carolsideal, a 7-year-old mare by Western Ideal.  This was her 33rd career victory, and she has now earned $462,971.  She returned $19.80 for the win.

A similar trip to her stablemate worked out for Yagonnakissmeornot in the second section.  Dube brought her first-over from fourth after the 56 3/5 half, and Yagonnakissmeornot cleared triple millionaire Anndrovette (Tim Tetrick) to command at the 1:24 1/5 three-quarters. 

Yagonnakissmeornot opened up on her foes from there, eventually reaching the wire four lengths to the good in 1:52.  Regil Elektra (Bartlett) got second, followed by Sell A Bit N (Jordan Stratton).  Sell A Bit N, the odds-on favorite, had gotten caught in the pocket behind Anndrovette and couldn't find room until the lane.

Allard, Sarrazin, and Singh also own Yagonnakissmeornot, a 7-year-old daughter of The Panderosa.  The runner-up in the Matchmaker the last two years and a winner in the first round of the series this year, Yagonnakissmeornot posed for her 37th win photo, and she has banked $1,176,262.  She paid $37.80 to win.

In the Matchmaker finale for the evening, round one winner Lady Shadow (Corey Callahan) was back after a week off and was sent off as the favorite from the pole position.  She had control through stations of 27 1/5, 55 4/5, and 1:23 3/5 and put away a first-over try on the final turn from Al Raza N (Dave Miller), who had entered the race three-for-three in the Matchmaker. 

Lady Shadow couldn't see it through, though, as Krispy Apple (Bartlett), who had followed from the pocket, dropped into the passing lane and out-paced the tempo-setter to the wire to prevail by a neck in 1:51 4/5.  Cinamony (Gingras) grabbed third.

Jeff Bamond Jr. trains Krispy Apple, an 8-year-old Western Ideal mare, for owners Bamond Racing LLc. and Joe Davino of New Jersey.  Krispy Apple scored her 41st victory, and she now shows earnings of $1,632,076.  She kicked back $10.20 for the victory.